Steps 4 Students

What is Steps 4 Students?  
Steps 4 Students is the annual 5K run/walk organized by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to unite the greater Houston community, raise awareness about the benefits of Catholic education, and provide resources to the 59 schools in the Archdiocese. The event is all about community, and St. Catherine's Montessori invites all members of our community to participate. Walk, run, or just show up to cheer and have fun!
 
When is Steps 4 Students (S4S)?
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Parkway).
 
Registration will open next fall at www.steps4students.org. Be sure to choose your team (St. Catherine's Montessori) twice - once on the registration form and again after your credit card is processed.
 
What do the funds support? 
Proceeds from Steps 4 Students support the St. Catherine's Montessori Tuition Assistance Program, which provides tuition aid directly to St. Catherine's families. (Tuition assistance applications are now open. Visit our website to learn more and apply.)
 
Last year, St. Catherine's raised a grand total of $9,618 with Steps 4 Students and was the the #1 fundraiser among independent schools - raising $2,225 in donations without the support of a parish community. With 411 members, Team SCM was the overall fourth-largest team and the largest among participating independent schools. 
 
These proceeds - combined with funds from our operating budget, individual giving, and other fundraising events - helped to provide tuition assistance for 27 St. Catherine's families for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
How does Steps 4 Students support St. Catherine's Montessori?    
St. Catherine's receives funds from team registrations and from donations made in support of team members. For every registration, we receive at least $14 (depending on the category of registration). The school also receives at least 92% of donations given on team member fundraising pages! (Many fundraisers only give schools 15-30% in proceeds.) These amounts increase if the registrant or donor covers the cost of the online processing fee.
 
Why is Steps 4 Students so great? 
S4S is one of the easiest and most interactive fundraisers around! You help support St. Catherine's families just by signing up to be on our team, and you can help raise additional money for the school simply by setting up a personal fundraising page and sharing it with your family and friends. Increased funds for St. Catherine's is just an email or social media post away!
 
If you can't join us on race day, you can still be a member of Team SCM by registering for the race as a "Snoozer".
 
How can I participate?  
Register for the race. Invite family and friends, as well as other SCM families to join you. Create a fundraising page and share it with everyone you know. Registration will open next fall at www.steps4students.org.
 
Please remember to choose your team (St. Catherine's Montessori) twice - once on the registration form and again after your credit card is processed.