Maximo's Story


I want to introduce you to Maximo, one of our biggest movers and shakers at A Step Beyond. An amazing student in his freshman year of high school, Maximo’s dream is to go to UCLA, become a lawyer, and eventually run for public office. Maximo is well on his way to achieving his goals--he has a GPA of 3.86 and is already taking college classes. He will be the first in his family to graduate college. Will you help him achieve his goals?

“A Step Beyond has helped me build social skills, my dancing skills, to find my passions, and to become my true self.” says Maximo.

By investing in ASB, you are investing in the future of Maximo and all 232 of our students.

Your contribution is powerful. Your donations directly impact students’ lives for up to a ten year journey by allowing ASB to provide free academic support, family services, and dance classes to 3rd grade through high school students in need.

We are all so grateful for your support, and we need YOU to continue to help Maximo and his friends at ASB realize their dreams.

The rate of children below poverty level in Escondido is 28.2% compared to 15.3% in the state of California.

40% of students dropout of college before graduating, and a high percentage of those are from low-income or minority families.

Although these are formidable obstacles, we are confident that we can face these challenges head on with the faithful support of donors like you.

Join our team of dedicated supporters and watch as your gifts equip students like Maximo to excel and take steps towards their dreams!

Charity Name
A Step Beyond
Photo Caption
9th grade student at A Step Beyond
Photo Credit
Corrie Vaus