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Scarsdale STEP students and families in recent years.

Little did anyone know when James Kakaire-Poche transferred from North Carolina in September 2020 that he would be the final Student Transfer Education Plan — better known as STEP — student to graduate from Scarsdale High School. Kakaire-Poche graduated in the spring of 2022 and matriculated at NYU last fall.

STEP’s mission was “to bring promising underprivileged students of color to Scarsdale High School for their junior and senior years to immerse themselves in the school’s rich curriculum, college counseling, extracurricular and volunteer activities while living with a local host family and exploring the many cultural opportunities of the New York area.”

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