Wednesday, May 18th was a great day for STEPS Head Start in Appomattox as we opened a new playground for our students and staff. The playground will be a safe and fun place for our children to enjoy. The playground project was spearheaded by Appomattox local, Mr. Dennis Torrence. Mr. Torrence taught with the Prince Edward County Schools system for a number of years and said he was happy for the kids and teachers. He also said he was very thankful for all those who helped make the dream of a new playground a reality. To see more photos of this momentous day visit us on Facebook @ http://facebook.com/steps247.
STEPS leadership and employees recently attended a Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop. Holding true to carrying out STEPS original mission in the communities we serve: “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out”. Continue to visit STEPS website as we update our page with full feature stories related to our activities.
STEPS President and CEO, Sharon Harrup, provided an impressive overview of STEPS and the wonderful work they are doing to alleviate poverty in the Heart of Virginia communities. Commissioner of Social Services, Margaret Schultz and the State Board were given a guided tour of the secure document shredding operation in Farmville.
STEPS has been working with Jack DuFour and Alley Heffern on their Taaluma Totes project since inception. Please tune in to your local NBC affiliate at 9:00pm on Friday, February 20, 2015 to see how these amazing young people fair “in the tank!” Jack/Allie are not permitted to give us the outcome of their experience, but the exposure will be GREAT. These young people are quite impressive and are committed to helping STEPS rebuild the manufacturing base in Victoria for our entire workforce, but especially for our employees with disabilities!! Please feel free to share this exciting news with your family, friends and colleagues. And remember, every backpack you see on TV was made in our STEPS-Victoria plant!!
Pursuant to the action of the Board of Supervisors in Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward along with the recommendation of the Virginia Department of Social Services through William A. Hazel, Jr. of MD Secretary of Health and Human Resources, I am designating STEPS Incorporated as the community action agency for the counties listed above. This designation is effective December 1, 2014.
Terence R. McAuliffe
Governor of Virginia