Steppingstone Scholars is dedicated to helping educationally underserved students in the greater Philadelphia region achieve academic success through a program of academics, mentoring and support. We partnered with Steppingstone Scholars by offering summer internships to three of their students, Malikah, Doreen, and Sienna, in 2013. While at the re, our interns learned about the basics of running a non profit, they sorted donations, de-nailed salvaged lumber, toured a local waste management facility, and even wrote for our blog. A group field trip of Steppingstone Scholars also came to visit our store to see where their fellow students were gaining experience before applying to colleges, and to see first hand an example of a non profit that was started in Philadelphia recently. We are pleased to say that one of our interns, Doreen, is coming back to help us in the Spring, and will be using her experience with us for her final senior project.