Steppin' Out

Steppin' Out

Fall Steppin' Out will be held November 20-22, 2020. 




With leadership and service being an integral part of the Baylor student experience, Steppin’ Out is a great opportunity for all Baylor students to practice leadership through direct service.  Twice a year, thousands of Baylor students “step out” together across Waco to serve the community, through Baylor’s Steppin' Out program.  This event allows Bears to give back to our neighbors who support Baylor in countless ways.  

Due to COVID-19, we are asking students to serve individually or in small groups consisting of their roommates or housemates (still observing COVID guidelines). 
In-person activities previously listed have been removed.

Steppin' Out Fall 2020 Activities

Serve anytime 11/20 - 11/22.  For some activities, supplies will be available through the Steppin' Out Committee on a first come, first served basis.



  • Drives/donations/philanthropy (Finished items can be dropped off at Martin House on 11/23)
    • Freerice (free online word game; raise monetary equivalent of grains of rice with each correct answer). Baylor group code:  BZMMH9LT
    • Make masks for donation (fabric and elastic/straps available through
    • Make DIY toys for local animal shelter (contact your local shelter to see if they are currently accepting donations)
    • Make “no-sew” blankets for local animal shelters, nursing homes, homeless shelters, or veterans (fabric available through
    • Charity Miles activities – app tracks your progress during outdoor walk/run and companies will donate to your selected cause
    • Holiday stockings for Heroes - make holiday stockings for deployed soldiers, healthcare workers, and veterans to help Soldiers’ Angels meet their goal of distributing 20,000 stockings this Christmas 


  • Appreciation and encouragement activities (cards available through Steppin’ Out/CES)
    • Adopt a Nursing Home (online letter writing opportunity with Texas nursing home association)
    • Write thank you cards for different groups (e.g., local schools, teachers, first responders, local nursing homes, BUPD, Aramark, CL&L, etc.) 
    • Leave thank you/encouragement cards (or make a sign) on your mailbox for mail carriers and sanitation workers


    Zoom activities
    • Host a virtual bingo game (or other game/activity) for a nursing home (Bingo game setup provided by CES/ALD; location pending)
    • Virtual story time - read books online for children (e.g., contact your local churches, schools, shelters)


  • Spread optimism
    • Reach out to those you know are self-isolating (e.g., grandparents, church members, etc.) and check on them via text, email, phone call, FaceTime, or other online method of communication


Academy for Leadership Development and Community Engagement & Service

Academy for Leadership Development
One Bear Place #97370
Waco, TX 76798-7370

(254) 710-3106