Step Up propels girls living in or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. They inspire professional women to inspire teen girls through after-school and mentorship programs. They introduce girls to many women in various industries who’ve made different choices. 98% of all Step Up seniors graduated high school in 2015 – compared to a national average of 73%. After just one year of Step Up after-school programs, teens are more confident and place a higher value on getting a college degree. Research shows that high school sophomores who expect to go to college are more likely to actually go to and complete college.