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For 2023–2024, Step Up will meet both in-person and virtually. Students will be able to choose based on their schedule and level of comfort being in person.

Please note our days will change starting fall 2023. We will now meet Tuesday and Thursday from 3–4:30 p.m. Corpus Christi and Eagle Crest students will be able to attend 4–5:30 p.m. Please fill out the correct application for your school.

Academic Year Tutoring

Enrollment for current and new students begins in the spring semester before their 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade school years. Parents and students complete an application and student participation agreement each year. A special enrollment session for CASA 5th grade students and their parents is held each spring to invite them to join. 

  • In-person Step Up meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3–4:30 p.m.
  • Corpus Christi & Eagle Crest students meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4–5:30 p.m.
  • Virtual Step Up is a flexible schedule
  • Transportation is available and snack is provided

Applications for Academic Year 23–24 are now closed. Please email stepup@hope.edu if you have any questions.

Summer Camp

Summer Step Up will be June 17–August 1 (students attend all six weeks) from 8:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. in person on Hope’s campus. Students will enjoy a fun, educational summer camp that will cover everything from geology to 3D printing to learning to play the ukulele. This summer is promising to be better than any other Step Up summer in the past! Transportation is limited. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Summer Step Up is for students who have just completed 6th–8th grade.

For more information, please contact stepup@hope.edu or 616.395.7020.

Summer 2024: Apply Now


  • 6th–8th grade
  • Attends a Holland-area school
  • Needs extra assistance in school or a mentor

“Step Up has helped me study for class and in my assignments. This program will help me succeed in middle school and go onto high school and college.”
—Erick, Macatawa Bay