River Region's Journey July 2017

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With the help of its church partnerships, S.T.E.P. has developed a framework for individuals and churches to work hand-in-hand to fulfill the needs of those living in at-risk communities. This framework became the “strategies” used to elevate people. There are now six strategies used by the S.T.E.P. staff and volunteers: Evangelism, Dream Girls Unlimited, Boys to Me Unlimited, Summer Enrichment Program, Tutorial Program and Violence Prevention Program. Montgomery S.T.E.P. Foundation is a faith-based organization where the number one goal is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through church partnerships and its own endeavors, S.T.E.P. shares the Gospel using storybooks and artistic expressions such as music and drama. Dream Girls Unlimited and Boys to Men Unlimited are “success-mentoring” programs for boys and girls between the ages of 9-16 to acquire life skills, discover various careers, and receive training on various topics from positive women in the community. The mission of this program is to empower and inspire girls to become exceptional young ladies that lead healthy and productive lives by utilizing their talents for the good of themselves and their communities. The program includes guest speakers, entrepreneurship training, and field trips to local businesses or organizations that offer their time and services to support the S.T.E.P. mission. Sederick

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“I got involved with S.T.E.P. several years ago by volunteering as a college student to help with outreach events. I must say, I feel as passionate about the mission of S.T.E.P. today as I did in my college years.” Sederick Fluker is the current director of Montgomery S.T.E.P. (Strategies to Elevate People) Foundation. Established in 1986, this faith-centered nonprofit organization has successfully impacted the inner city missions of Montgomery for more than 30 years. River Region’s Journey

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