Our mission is to communicate acceptance and appreciation of others in our community and around the world.
In a moment, inspired by the increasingly tragic news stories of 1998, the idea for Milestones was born by founders Michele and Dr. Richard Steckel. In essence, the project focused not on what divides us - and the hatred that often ensues - but on what unites us.
In this mission, the Steckel’s became photographers, traveling the globe to take pictures of children, and their families, experiencing the same milestones with the same sense of pride, accomplishment, and wonder. This mission ultimately became their contribution - to promote tolerance and diminish hatred in this world.
In the spring of 2017, a new journey takes place as the Steckel’s donate the Millstones Project to Arapahoe Community College Foundation. The exhibition continues to travel increasing awareness of diversity and inclusiveness.
To learn more about permanent or temporary exhibitions and classroom visits contact trish [dot] sangelo [at] arapahoe [dot] edu.
In 2018, the expansion of Milestones steps into the K-12 classroom. Where we provide hands on activities and art project that explore different cultures and learning about each other.