Help Get Cinderella To The Ball — Er, FIRST Robotics State Championships

It’s Our Final Push To Get The Cinderella Team — The DISCBOTS — To The FIRST State Robotics Competition The DISCBOTS‘ journey has been a real-to-life Cinderella story played out through the FIRST Robotics Program. Through hard work, determination and an unyielding desire to learn, children from over 17 countries learned how to overcome their language barriers, the trauma of …

NEXT Steps Welcomes New Partner In Education | JilTech

We are thrilled to introduce the JilTech as one of our newest Partners In Education. JilTech and its network affiliates will serve as corporate mentors and help secure sponsors of the award-winning DISCBots -- DeKalb International's FIRST Robotics Team (#6023). The DISCBots just recently awarded The Rookie Inspiration Award and The Highest Rookie Seed and invited to compete in the ...

37th Annual Sickle Cell Race Run/Walk

IMPORTANT: ALL volunteers (students, parents, individuals, and community organizations) for the 37th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk must complete and submit a Sickle Cell Foundation volunteer application form. Application forms can be emailed to Diane Walker or dropped off at the Sickle Cell Foundation office located at 2391 Benjamin E. Mays Jr Dr., Atlanta, GA 30311. Key Volunteer Recruitment Events: …

WANTED: Compassion Ambassadors

Compassion Ambassadors are needed to conduct acts of kindness as we develop the International Village Atwood Model at the DeKalb International Student Center. Service Hours: 9:00a – 11:45a Morning Session 1:00p – 2:00p Lunchtime Service-Learning Hour 3:00p – 3:45p Work Study Training Course Compassion Ambassadors will serve as: Reading buddies to help international students learn to read and write in …

Good Luck DISCBOTS!

Congratulations and best wishes go out to the DISCBOTS FIRST Robotics Team #6023 of the DeKalb International Student Center.  They are currently headed to Dalton, GA to compete in the official game animation for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition called FIRST STRONGHOLD. Our Needs: We are looking for mentors to help strengthen this multi-lingual, multi-cultural team’s business presentation and work space …

The Tomato Effect

I ran across this video called “The Tomato Effect” while doing some research for a  new Atwood Salsa Garden project I’m working on.  I thought it would make for good listening and serve as great inspiration for those committed to keeping their resolutions to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The purpose of this video is to ask one simple question:“Why does …

Full Circle Arts and Technology (FCAT) Initiative

NEXT Steps proudly introduces the Full Circle Arts & Technology (FCAT) Initiative — our new youth-driven career services support system.  FCAT was inspired by a report from The Measure of America  which presented a modified American Human Development Index.  It theorized that the human potential of Atlanta’s 126,000 at-risk and disconnected youth are unfulfilled due to the constraints by their …