When families are in charge of their children's education, students thrive.

We need your help!

You can help children achieve their maximum potential through the gift of education. 

You can help a child today.

Since 2001, Step Up For Students has worked to close the educational gaps experienced by marginalized K-12 students across Florida.

Step Up believes education is not one-size-fits-all. It is our ultimate hope all Florida students have access to an educational environment where they can thrive. Through our four scholarship programs we help lower-income, special needs, bullied or victimized and reading challenged students access educational opportunities that best fit their individual needs. Our scholarships connect vulnerable students to schools, therapists and intervention programs that will best prepare those students for success in school and beyond. When you give to Step Up, you help thousands of students in need dream of a brighter future.

How to Reach Us

If you have questions or need additional information about contributing to Step Up For Students, please contact Karis Turner at (833) 830-7983 or KTurner@StepUpForStudents.org.

Step Up For Students is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) code; contributions are fully tax-deductible up to the amount allowed by law. Our financial records are audited each year, and an audited financial statement is available upon request.

A Quality Education Changes Everything

Denisha failed third grade twice before receiving a scholarship. She now has bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is working for the American Federation for Children in Washington DC.

Hear From Our Families

Donate today and help us maximize the impact of the scholarships.
Need inspiration? Hear from additional Step Up families & students:

Joel receives the (FTC) income-based scholarship

Liam receives the Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner).

Braelyn receives the (FTC) income-based scholarship.

Sara receives the Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner).

Briana & Jeremiah receive the (FTC) income-based scholarships.

Daniel receives the Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner).

Shawnay receives the (FTC) income-based scholarship.

Julian receives the Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner).