During this time of uncertainty, Needham Steps Up would like to take the opportunity to echo the overwhelming support and dedication we have witnessed in our community. 


For more than 15 years, our organization has operated in the realm of support and enrichment, and we remain committed to doing so, as we all face these new challenges. 


We stand in solidarity with our mentors, donors, supporters, and community members who continue to step up and help us make a lasting impact in the lives of students who need it most, especially during this unprecedented time.


For any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to email:


Step Up With Us!

The Mission of Needham Steps Up is to empower eligible, underserved students in the Needham Public Schools through trusted mentoring relationships that help develop the capabilities, and provide access to the resources, necessary to successfully navigate high school and achieve post-secondary goals.

“Every student benefits from an adult, especially a teacher, who cares about them and offers support and encouragement.  Access to a mentor, to enrichment opportunities, and to college and post-graduate options for some of our vulnerable students can make all the difference. Thank you to the Needham community for generously supporting our students year after year".                       

Daniel E. Gutekanst, Superintendent, Needham Public Schools