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Student Training for Educational and Personal Success (STEPS) is a program that provides training to students on how become successful both in the educational and personal realms of life.


Too many boys of color are being pushed out of school and into the criminal justice system. (*Black males are disproportionately suspended and expelled from school which places them at higher risk of school dropout, delinquency, and incarceration.)


STEPS is a school-based cognitive-behavioral group intervention designed to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by reducing participants’ risk of school dropout and delinquency. This goal is accomplished by the facilitation of student groups, parent trainings, and home visits. The program targets high school Black males with a history of physical or verbal aggression as these behaviors significantly increase one’s risk of out-of-school suspension and delinquency.

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