A Heart for Family, Students, and Hard Work in the Studio: Meet Karla Navarro!

Meet Karla Navarro, our Dance Program Manager and Teaching Artist! Ms. Karla is an extremely talented, American Ballet Theater Certified Teacher with a BA in Psychology and a BFA in Dance from San Diego State University. In addition to all she does for A Step Beyond, Ms. Karla dances as a soloist in the Compañía […]

2021: A Return to the Stage, Career Exploration, and Helping Families

As the first week of 2022 ends, we are reflecting on all the great work we’ve been able to do this year with your help! Here’s a quick recap: 1. We hosted our first, large-scale outdoor performance in nearly two years! El Alebrije, a new retelling of The Nutcracker Ballet, combined the well-loved story with […]

We Couldn’t Do It Without You– Everything You Need to Know for Year End Giving

Here’s all the information you need to make your year-end gift! We could not transform the lives of local youth and their families without you. THANK YOU! Thanks to The Raymond Family Foundation, all donations made between now and December 31st at midnight will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $30,000, doubling your impact! Please find […]

Say Goodbye to the Holiday Blues with These 5 Self Care Tips!

With student rehearsals for A Step Beyond’s Nutcracker reimagining, El Alebrije, ramping up and the holidays approaching, we are growing more and more excited while also feeling the time crunch! While the holidays are such a fun-filled time of year, they can also be a bit stressful. We could all use some holiday self-care tips. […]

Why Should You Donate on Giving Tuesday? Read this Student Success Story

We have a lot to be grateful for. With your help, our students continue to work hard and dream big in the face of pandemic-related challenges. Maximo is one of our brightest students at A Step Beyond. In his freshman year of high school, Maximo’s dream is to go to UCLA, become a lawyer, and […]

A Step Beyond Continues the Empowering Legacy of Creative Youth Development

How Does Creative Youth Development Build Important Life Skills and Empower Students? Having originated in the settlement house movement of the 1890s, the field of Creative Youth Development has a long legacy of enriching lives and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of today’s children (source: americansforthearts.org). CYD enhances traditional youth development by integrating […]

New World of Work Programming Propels Students to Future Success

A Step Beyond is excited to announce that we are implementing the World of Work curriculum in our academic program to better prepare our oldest cohort for life after their high school graduation in 2023!   The World of Work program is a research-based educational framework designed by the World of Work Network and Cajon Valley […]

A Step Beyond’s College & Career Ready Funds:

Details and how to make a gift A Step Beyond has started two separate funds at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation to support our students beyond their tenure in ASB’s key program. Read about them below About A Step Beyond’s College & Career Ready Scholarship FundA Step Beyond (ASB) holds a non-endowment agency fund at […]

ASB joins 1st annual San Diego Gives

A Step Beyond is so excited to be part of San Diego Gives. This is the first annual day of giving forSan Diego County, and 100% of all money raised will stay local to help the community weknow and love. Be sure to save the date for September 9, 2021! We all know how important […]