|Who We Are|
Step It Up, Inc. was founded in 2003 in Portland, Oregon in response to the challenges teens face in achieving their professional career and higher education goals. Since then, SIU has focused on preparing teens and young adults to successfully bridge the gap between school and career so that they graduate from high school, succeed in college, and, for many, break out of the cycle of poverty.
Our mission is to provide youth with career knowledge, experiential learning, and continuous support to help them transform their futures.
Our vision is for all youth to be introduced to life changing experiences that focus them on pursuing the meaningful career to become productive and fulfilled adults.
The outcomes of our youth are impressive: