Maurice Leary

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What does Step-it-Up Camp Mean to me?

 

“It’s a fun program!” - Angel Flores

 

 “Step-it-Up joins the community together!” - Cassie Palomura

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Maurice Leary | In His Own Words

Growing up, my five siblings and I didn't have much. We were homeless for an extended period of time. Living in an apartment building with no basic necessities, no water, food, clean clothing, and shoes. The hard floor was our bed, but we slept in the seated position most of the time.  


Keeping up with Step-it-up Camp

It’s been well over a year now since Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur Monir Zandghoreishi joined her son-in-law Maurice Leary to expand Step-It-Up Camp. At first, Step-It-Up Camp was the brain child of  Monir Zandghoreishi's son-in-law Maurice Leary to provide after-school athletics to high risk students. Maurice started out with 16 kids to help them develop their skills and to stay out of trouble. Maurice himself had experienced a hardscrabble past. He was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York and knew one way to get kids on the right path was by mentoring them and giving them another road map to grow stronger and more resilient every day. 


Beauty Surrounds Us

Our story about Monir Zandghoreishi and Maurice Leary is a fine example of what America stands for. Maurice is built like a linebacker and Monir has the regal bearing of a Persian Princess. Monir fled Iran during a time of grave political upheaval and unrest.  Maurice comes from a hardscrabble past in New Rochelle, New York. They both share something in common: a heart of gold and a commitment to help young people.


Dreaming of Fashion?

Dreaming of Fashion?  On Location in Kenmore, Washington: It’s been well over a year now since Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur Monir Zandghoreishi joined her son-in-law Maurice Leary to expand Step-It-Up Camp.