Your Journey Begins Here: Learn More About A Step Beyond’s Annual Audition Day

Picture this: a line of local elementary students and their families snakes around the California Center for the Arts, the air buzzing with excited chatter despite the early morning hour. A social worker strolls up and down the line, smiling warmly and asking A Step Beyond (ASB) auditionees the all-important question, “tell us why you […]

Ms. Jazmin Helps Students Become Their Best Selves In and Out of the Classroom

Meet Jazmin Solorio, one of our amazing Academic Leaders! She has been instrumental in leading our RIASEC career workshops this year and has helped create a warm, welcoming learning environment at A Step Beyond. We are so lucky to have her! 1. What are some of your favorite things about working with ASB students? Some […]

Read Yanitza’s Inspiring Story in the San Diego Business Journal

Yanitza, an 11th grader at A Step Beyond A Step Beyond (ASB) is in the news yet again! In this week’s issue of the San Diego Business Journal, Karen Pearlman highlights our very own Yanitza Morales, her hard work, and her successes at ASB. She also beautifully captures the history of our organization, key ASB […]

Learn How We Raised Over $175,000 to Empower Youth This Month!

Nearly 200 leaders from the business, education, and nonprofit community gathered at The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa on Thursday, September 8th, 2022, to celebrate A Step Beyond’s 2nd Annual Wine-Tasting Benefit, Creating Bright Futures. A Step Beyond (ASB) is a nonprofit afterschool program in North San Diego that prepares underserved youth for success in […]

The Mental Health Benefits of Dance: Why We Choose Dance At ASB

ASB 11th graders Yanitza and Ruby participating in this summer’s Wellness Retreat put on by Family Services Coordinator, Yahaira Murillo. A Step Beyond Founder and former Executive Director Frank Foster says it best, “we choose dance at ASB because it allows students to let go of the stresses they encounter in everyday life and express […]

Dance, Nursing, and…Medieval Times? College Tour Adventures with ASB

This past month, our middle and high school students have had the opportunity to visit a range of college campuses in southern California. We are so proud of them for taking this important, exploratory step in their college and career readiness journeys. Read on to follow their adventures at San Diego State University (SDSU), California […]

Summer Dance Intensives: What They Are and How They Benefit Students

Ms. Casey, Shara, Amy, and Stephanie had a blast at Laguna Dance Festival’s Summer Intensive last month.   Without the time constraints of schoolwork, many young dancers look forward to the summer season as an opportunity to focus more on their craft. Once they enter their teenage years, it is common for aspiring professional dancers […]

From the Garage to the Studio, ASB Helps Ricardo Build a Toolbox for Success

Ricardo is currently a junior at Orange Glen High School where he enjoys taking his Advanced Auto Technician class. He is passionate about working on cars and bikes and dreams of having his own mechanic shop or becoming a mechanical engineer someday. He is a true entrepreneur running his own car detailing business for the […]

ARISE! 2022 Program

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A Step Beyond’s Unique Model Supports Student Leadership and Success

Awash in Friday afternoon sunlight, Studio 4 buzzed with creativity and whimsy as Teaching Artist Casey Flores led several fourth grade students in rehearsal of Through Our Portals into a World of Imagination, a student-choreographed piece.  A young student dressed in a purple tuxedo and top hat grew more and more confident as she went […]