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Let the voting begin: Step Up nominated for best Tampa Bay area nonprofit

By LISA A. DAVIS

Step Up For Students is excited to announce that we’ve been nominated as ‘Best Local NonProfit’ in the Tampa Bay area in Creative Loafing’s annual Best of the Bay contest.

With an office in St. Petersburg and another in Jacksonville, Step Up For Students has served more than 80,000 students throughout the state during the 2015-16 school year with its two scholarship programs. We expect the number to rise for the 2016-17 school year. botb2016

Readers of the free alternative weekly newspaper submitted the nominations and even came up with the categories to be judged. That means YOU chose us! THANK YOU for that! We’re thrilled to be nominated and now we’re asking for you and your friends to vote for us! Voting is open through Aug. 16.

It’s easy. Please visit this link  and scroll down to ‘Best Local Nonprofit’. Use the drop-down menu to find and select Step Up For Students.

Categories include best local band, best local sports team, best all-around restaurant and dozens more.

Winners will be announced at Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Awards Party at The Mahaffey Theater in Tampa on Sept. 28. They will also be mentioned in the annual Best Of The Bay issue released in print and online Sept. 29.

For more information, please click here.

We hope to hear our name called Sept. 28, so the spotlight shines on all of the amazing students who benefit from our scholarships! #CLBOTB

Introducing Step Up For Students new website

Step Up For Students is excited to present a new and improved website at the same Step Up address: www.StepUpForStudents.org. We’ve made the site more visual, simpler and friendlier to use in general, so you can quickly find the information you need.
Let’s take a quick tour.
This is what you will see when you visit the Step Up For Students website:
You’ll notice on the top, an easy-to-find parent login, and to the far right of it, you’ll find links to our social media channels — Facebook,  Twitter — and  this blog (if you haven’t liked or followed us already, please do).
Of course, we still have drop-down menus, but have organized them by audience and specific topics:  “About Us”, “For Parents”, “For Schools & Providers”, “For Donors”, “Our Stories”, “Newsroom” and “Contact Us.”
On the “For Parents” page, you can select from either scholarship option to learn more.
On the homepage, whether you’re a parent, a potential donor, or an educator, you can quickly find what you need with our bigger icons and larger headers:
To find news and information on each of our scholarship programs, it’s just as easy.
And no matter which page you land on, you will always see this to guide you toward other resources and help:
And of course, the site is in Spanish, too. With a simple click on the far right of the top of the homepage, you can switch from English to Spanish:
Please stop by our new site at www.StepUpForStudents.org and take a look around. And please let us know what you think at marketing@sufs.org.