THE NEED & WHAT YOU GIVE
Tuition cost for each student: $4,000.
If you would like to make a donation by mail please make your check
payable to One Step Initiative, and remit to
PO Box 140094, Memphis TN 38114-0094
The full amount of your gift is tax deductible and subject to other IRS rules and regulations.
One Step Initiative (OSI) introduces to our nation’s most underserved inner-city high school students study abroad and service learning opportunities for educational experiences and college credit. We offer college credit for our four to six week programs to encourage them to continue their education, create a high school to college pipeline, while developing respect and integrity for another culture.
Memphis has a high school dropout rate of 30%, with more than 7,000 students leaving the educational system every year. Melrose High is one of 70 schools in the city classified as “under-performing,” and also located in one Shelby County’s most economically challenged areas. 4 out of 5 of our teens have never traveled outside of the city limits. Often times the family simply can’t afford to go anywhere else. The OSI program is designed to help disassociate under-performing from lost cause.
Our team wants to formally thank everyone that supported One Step Initiative, Inc. Through your prayers, mentorship, and donations, we were able to successfully launch our study abroad program for underprivileged and underrepresented students. Our Youth Global Ambassadors had an unimaginable experience in Ghana, West Africa. (Read More).
$25,000 and Up
$3,000 and Up
National Cities Corp
Brad and Dina Martin
Classic American Hardwoods Inc.
Marty Olswanger Memorial Foundation
$500 and Up
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Shelby County Alumnae Chapter
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Epsilon Phi Chapter
School Seed Foundation
FIRST STEP SPONSOR
$25 and Up
Lisa S. Flippin Joseph Jackson Carlton Lee Rainer
Gary Abrahams Quintina Fisher Azana King Cedric Scott
Martrica L Allumns Deionna Gipson Shelita Lamar Akilah Scott
Ashley Baker Eurmon Hervey Lolita L. Mack Schevon Salmon
Robert Botts Gregory L Hines Alyssa Muoio Stephanie Stennett
Alexia Bell Paula K Hammond Sharan M Nelson William D. Sweet
Julie Berry Ann Hill Michael Person Justin Turner
Carolyn Cleveland Jessica Dent Johnson Jessica Marie Reese Shoko Willis
Richard Cole Albert L. Jones Danielle L Rouseau Tameka Wimberly
Joanna M Darden Joseph Jackson Tiffany Routt Carnell Williams
WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE’LL BE ABLE TO:
Facilitate interdisciplinary and experience-based learning programs.
Develop transformational learning opportunities for underprivileged youth.
Connect with more youth from disadvantaged communities.
Create a global leadership pipeline from high school to college for our students.
Become a Part of Our Youth Global Ambassadors’
First Step. Donate Now.