We are so excited about all the positive things happening at SFA, especially our most recent graduates who completed a 90-day journey to create a career path and earn a living wage! We invite you to read the testimonial below from one of our grads, Diana, who shares about her experience at SFA.

We are so grateful to each of our donors, partners, sponsors, volunteer mentors, and, of course, the mentees who have put in the hard work to better themselves, their families, and the community. Thank you for believing in our work and for supporting us as we transform lives one mentorship at a time!


Ryan  Wong

Co-Founder and Director

Step Forward Academy


“My time at Step Forward Academy in the Spring cohort was a truly transformative experience. Over the course of 10 weeks, I gained invaluable skills, insights, and confidence that have helped me immensely in both my personal and professional life. What I learned most at Step Forward Academy was how to be a true leader – not just in title or position, but in actions and mindset. The program emphasized the importance of self-awareness, communication, and collaboration, and taught me practical strategies for cultivating these qualities in myself and others. I also learned how to set goals effectively and break them down into achievable steps, which has been incredibly empowering. 
What impacted me the most at Step Forward Academy was the incredible community of supportive and inspiring people that I met there. From the facilitators to my fellow cohort members, everyone was genuinely invested in each other’s growth and success. It was truly an environment of encouragement and celebration, which made taking risks and stepping out of my comfort zone feel not just possible but exciting. 
I would wholeheartedly recommend Step Forward Academy to anyone looking to develop their leadership skills, build a supportive network, and grow both personally and professionally. Whether you’re just starting out in your career or looking to level up, this program offers something for everyone. Through the practical and hands-on curriculum, engaging group exercises, and expert coaching, participants can expect to come away with concrete tools, insights, and connections that will serve them for years to come. I’m so grateful for the experience I had at Step Forward Academy and know that others will benefit just as much from this exceptional program.”
– Diana Moreno, SFA Program Graduate