Together we can make a BIG difference. One S.T.E.P. at at time!
2009-Presidentially Declared FEMA flood hits Austell, GA and lives change forever.
2010 -Olivia and Vincent learn about land conservation and cut down trees to preserve the scrub jay habitats in Florida.
2012 -Olivia created the acronym S.T.E.P. in 5th grade as the name for her organization Save the Earth Projects, Inc.
2013 -After being honored in 2012 as a student of the month, Olivia started 2013 as the first-ever youth recipient of the Johana Knox Award for Community Service Excellence and is nominated for the John Maxwell Leadership Award.
2014 –Olivia receives the local and regional Kohl's Cares Scholarship awards, YMCA "Making a Difference" Award for Community and Global Social Responsibility
2015 –Along with receiving the Prudential Spirit of the Community Award, Olivia received a letter from President Obama for her dedicated volunteer service. She was also honored this year with the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
2016 – Olivia surpassed 22,000 pair of shoes, donated thousands of dollars to charities across the USA and UK, presented the Chrysalis Award for Johana Knox, honored as 2nd place recipient of the International Young Eco-Heroes Award, received the Visionary Award as the only child honored this year for the Warrick Dunn Charities Beauty of Business and Giving Community Angels Awards, Peace Fund Hero of the Week and Point of Light Award
2017 - Olivia continues to speak on radio and to adult and youth groups nationally. She received the President's Volunteer Award from President Obama, Distinguished finalist representing Florida for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, Celebrity Educator - Community Educators award
2018 - Received the President's Volunteer Award from President Trump, Distinguished finalist representing Florida for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, Young Entrepreneur International Inaugural Grant Recipient, Rotary Youth Leadership (Inspirational Leader) Award, honored with the 14th Annual Power of Children's Award from the world's largest childrens museum in Indianapolis
His extroverted personality has helped us reach many people with a heart to serve - one S.T.E.P. at at time. Not just a helper to his sister, he founded his own project, S.T.E.P. Up to the Plate, stay tuned!
An event producer by trade, and with a servant's heart, this mom manages the daily administrative and social media presence as well as acts as the road manager for the many public speaking engagements for S.T.E.P.
Olivia will be honored in an exhibit Nov 2018 as a recipient of the Power of Children's Awards from the world's largest children's museum in Indianapolis. Way to go O!
Whether you make your own project, or join one of ours, together we can make a BIG difference in the lives of thousands around the world.
mission & vision
Living responsibly locally. Raising awareness nationally. Giving globally. Together we can make a BIG difference. One S.T.E.P. at a time!
"After our home was destroyed in a FEMA flood, I noticed how many people came to help us. I wanted to do something to give back and also find a way to make our Earth better.
Even though I am young, I still believe we can ALL make a BIG difference if we try!"
OLIVIA STARTED S.T.E.P. AT THE AGE OF 10