Inspired by many tragic events in 1998, the idea for the Milestones Project was born by founders Michele and Dr. Richard Steckel. They began traveling the globe documenting 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 essence, the Milestones Project focuses not on what divides us but on what unites us.
In 2017, the Steckel family donated the Milestones Project and photography collection to the Arapahoe Community College Foundation. In the spirit of the original intent, we continue to focus on the appreciation of diversity and individual uniqueness, encouraging inclusion and acceptance of all people.
Milestones provides temporary exhibitions of photographs taken all over the world.
We provide fun hands on activities that explore a variety of different cultures.
Offered to ACC students who have contributed to the growth and inclusion of diversity and equity on the ACC campus or community. Learn more about scholarships.
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.