What we're all about

We're a passionate group of students from Indiana that works hard to achieve great things with our step team. Our success depends on the support of our friends, family and community.

We placed 2nd in the Illinois Stepping League State Competition on April 25, 2015 in DeKalb, IL. We also placed 3rd in the Regional Youth Step USA Step Show in St. Louis, MO on April 18th. We are striving to place in the National Youth Step USA Competition in Harrisburg, PA on May 22nd.

We need your help! Your donations will assist with food, transportation and lodging expenses. If you would like to give directly to the school, please mail donations to 2310 Weisser Park Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46803 or contact Tameka Wilson at 260-755-0193 ext 20702!
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$1,775 Raised since April 28, 2015

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Helps keep our team going


Buys 2 members food for the duration of the trip


Greatly impacts every member

Our team video

What we're up to

First round of tryouts are ending early! We will continue in August! #staytuned #newCMSmembers #weslay

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2310 Weisse Park Ave at the church behind the school

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2310 Weisser Park Ave behind the school at the church!

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Excited about transitioning to a community/citywide team! We are longer associated with TMLA! #sisterhood #makingbigmoves #staytuned

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A beast at this stepping #CMS #IAMYOUTHSTEP

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She has grown so much...she a part of two teams and steps like a beast... Timid Force #CMS #IAMYOUTHSTEP

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God was showing out when he brought us all together....this bond is like no other #sisterhood #CMS they are always stealing Coach's phone

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Eccentric the conductor #IAMYOUTHSTEP #CMS

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Bri ready for Prom along with Arie and Lexi #weslay #sisterhood #CMS

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Dejah getting prepped for prom... laying those edges down #CMS #sisterhood #weslay

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Our very own captain's prom look! #CMS #sisterhood #weslay

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Maverick Steppers are having tryouts for the Competition Maverick Step Team! Must attend tryouts in all black. Grades 8th-12th grade! All youth in Fort Wayne! Tryouts will be held at 2310 Weisser Park Ave. Call 260.225.7707 for more information! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

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Stepping in the airport after nationals... #IAMYOUTHSTEP #CMS #sisterhood

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CMS on the train

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HU #CMS #hbcu #ourfuture

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What an amazing group of ladies. 5 yrs together, 4 yrs competing...growing each and every year! I remember the day they were introduced to step...from metro super bowl to Youthstep Nationals! #proudcoach #IAMYOUTHSTEP #CMS

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Taking over the streets of Harrisburg #IAMYOUTHSTEP

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Nationals we made it! #IAMYOUTHSTEP #CBM

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I love these kids... #CBM these are the dedicated babies that perform with their heart!

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Our little stepper off to prom

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Happy Birthday @r.drippy24

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Road trips #CMS #CBM

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I think this child belongs to @dthigpen

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Teambuilding #CMS

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Sisters #CMS #bond

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  • Cousin Will and Uncle Bill donated - via zuri jackson
  • Tameka leveled up to Elite Platinum status by capturing $250 in donations for the club.

  • Tameka became an Elite Gold Funrdaiser by closing the deal with 10 club donors.

  • Amanda Green donated "Good Luck ladies!" - via Tameka Wilson
  • Doris Adams donated "To my granddaughter I know you girls can do it give it all you got !!!!!!!!" - via zuri jackson
  • Arion Burton donated - via dejah lowery
  • Marilyn Muff donated "Good Luck to Alex Walker and all of the Maverick Steppers Edco" - via alex walker
  • “An anonymous donation was made - via Dejah Lowery
  • Monique Barber Harris donated "Good luck everybody!!! Sending love from VA" - via Dejah Lowery
  • Towanna Jackson donated "Good luck and god bless you young ladies and your families on this journey called life and thank you coaches and staff." - via Arie Brown
  • LaShira Norwood donated "Love u!! Good luck!! " - via Arie Brown
  • Sherita Marsh donated "Good Luck Ladies!" - via Tameka Wilson
  • 2nd in the Region

    Our girls placed 2nd at Regionals this past Saturday!!

  • Shaun white donated
  • “An anonymous donation was made "This donation is from Jarmonique. She says good luck, and she's knows your talent will be recognized. " - via zuri jackson
  • Helen Tai donated "Go for the Golddd!!!" - via zuri jackson
  • Katherine Morics donated - via zuri jackson
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    $100 Press Club Power Grant™ achieved

    Look mom, our team made the news! We also just earned $100 in matching funds from Edco for getting mentioned in the press.

    Help us earn all four Power Grants™ by sharing our team fundraising page with friends and family today. https://thurgood-marshall-leadership-academy.ed.co/competition-maverick-steppers

  • Joel Johnson donated "Good Luck! " - via Arie Brown
  • Corey Brown donated "Good Luck, be safe & most importantly, have FUN!!" - via Arie Brown
  • We are ready!!!

    CMS won first place and grand champions at the Southside Showdown in Fort Wayne, IN on May 2nd!!!!

  • Patricia Payne donated "I know you are working so hard and I'm wishing you the best. What a wonderful adventure for you all!!" - via Tameka Wilson
  • Whitley Gould donated "I know you ladies will do wonderful and I'm am your biggest fan all the way from Texas. GO OFF LADIES!!!" - via zuri jackson
  • Doris Adams donated "I AM PRAYING THAT YOU'LL WIN THIS COMPETITION!!!!!!!!!!" - via zuri jackson
  • Love donated "Good Luck" - via Tameka Wilson
  • Amaya wilder donated - via Maya Wilder
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    $250 First Funds Power Grant™ achieved

    Our team just raised $250 with Edco and earned another $250 through the First Funds Power Grant™.

    Help us grab the next grant: $50 for 50 donors. Share this link with friends and family today. https://thurgood-marshall-leadership-academy.ed.co/competition-maverick-steppers

  • wayne walker donated "Congrats and Good Luck" - via Arie Brown
  • Arneita Gray Photography donated - via Arie Brown
  • Philomenia DERRICK donated "Have fun " - via Ashyah Milton & Alexandria Walker
  • Towanna Jackson donated "Good luck young ladies with all love blessings and miracles that god provides have a safe trip ." - via Arie Brown
  • Lakista Clark donated "Good luck! ☺️" - via Tameka Wilson
  • Av Keitt donated "Good luck ladies" - via Tameka Wilson
  • sherita marsh donated "Good Luck !!!" - via Tameka Wilson
  • Your #1 Fan donated "Coach Wilson!!! Good luck, you are the best!!" - via Tameka Wilson
  • Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy has started online fundraising!

    Our team has officially started accepting credit card donations. We need awesome team members and donors like you to share this link and tell your community why you support Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy Competition Maverick Steppers!


  • Tameka Wilson is now a leader for the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy Competition Maverick Steppers

  • At 07:51 pm, the fundraising platform for Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy was born.