Mission and Vision

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To provide financial assistance for individuals who are active in recovery from substance abuse and are pursuing an academic and/or vocational education.




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Be a Part of Someone's

Next Step

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We offer this opportunity to be a part of a great mission to help individuals pursue their dreams.

We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year! Application deadline May 1, 2016

We offer scholarships to help pay tuition to colleges or vocational programs. Requirements include being active in a 12 step program and have a minimum of six consecutive months of recovery (clean and sober), doing service/volunteer work, being employed and the ability to show financial need. 

Click here for additional information or to apply.


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June 11, 2016

The Next Step Golf Tournament

Pevely Farms Golf Club


October 1, 2016

The Next Step Annual Dinner Auction

Missouri Athletic Club - Historic Downtown Location


Many families have been affected by the disease of alcoholism or chemical dependency. Often, relationships with family and friends are damaged beyond repair, and individuals lose financial as well as emotional support.  A 12 step program can help individuals with spiritual and emotional recovery while maintaining sobriety. Those who have actively participated in a 12-step recovery program often get to a point where they feel ready to take the next step: furthering their education. This is where The Next Step comes in – we help people in recovery take the next step in improving their lives.

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Our Goal

Our 2016-17 Goal is to Award



The Next Step awarded $118,000 in scholarships to 59 recipients for their 2015-2016 school year.