Founders: Allen Clark, Maty Alice Warner & Kent Warner
For astronaut Neil Armstrong, landing on the moon was “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Five years ago, Rye residents Mary Alice and Kent Warner and Allen Clark had a smaller, but equally important mission — launching 5 Steps to Five to help new parents interact with their infants and serve as their first and most important teachers. Through Nurture, Talk, Play, Read, and Explore, children in the Port Chester program are soon on their way to succeeding in school and life.
On February 29, 5 Steps supporters filled the house at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club in celebration of the organization’s “fantastic” founders. Master of Ceremonies Annabel Monaghan set the stage by weaving her experiences as a first-time mother into the bigger story of 5 Steps.
It was a night for eloquent and memorable speeches by the founders and teachers, all of whom shot the moon.