BYMS Student “Step-It-Up Fundraiser” By Raising $27,000

The BYMS Step-It-Up fundraiser, held August 28 to September 11, raised about $27,000. Mr. Keith Kish, BYMS’s activities director, indicated in an interview with the Matador Messenger that the goal of $50,000 was not met, but they are still accepting donations.


“The money will be spent on all student activities: dances, spirit rallies, awards, MPR renovations, etc,” stated Mr. Kish. “I would like to thank all those who participated. We will be looking forward to our Step-It-Up event on October 29.”


Step It Up! is a fun and fantastic fitness fundraiser that combines the ease of an online donation platform with the thrill of a school site day of awesomeness featuring our interactive obstacle course based on the TV shows Wipeout and American Ninja Warrior,” according to

The BYMS website also stated that the purpose of the fundraiser was to not only raise money, but to “raise consciousness-kids will learn how to use friendship, fitness, and fun to help others.”