Each summer the Windsor Youth Services Bureau employs local teenagers for their Summer Teen Employment Program (STEP), a seven-week paid internship. In the 2020 season, twelve interns have been selected to build their work experiences and gain the skills necessary for academic and professional success. Interns participate in a minimum of 5-hours per week training in the areas of personal mindset, communication, planning for success, and problem solving. Teens are tasked with small building projects, landscape maintenance, and special assignments throughout town.
STEP 2020 Completed Projects
Mill Brook Open Space/Trent Park
The STEP interns worked hard to clear trails for public use at Mill Brook Open Space and Trent Park. The trails were overgrown at both locations, so the STEP interns cleared weeds, pushed back the bushes & trees, and raked fallen debris.
The Mule Pen at Northwest Park
The STEP interns cleared the bittersweet vines near the mule pen at Northwest Park.
The STEP interns gave the rose garden at Washington Park some TLC.
Northwest Park Trails
The STEP interns painted new trail markers at Northwest Park to help visitors navigate the hundreds of acres of trails.
LP Wilson Community Center
The STEP interns tackled the weeds at the front entrance of the LP Wilson Community Center.
Windsor Public Library – Wilson Branch
The STEP interns did an outstanding job clearing the overgrown weeds at the Windsor Wilson Branch Library.
Windsor Montessori School & Discovery Center
The STEP interns put love and care into cleaning the gardens at the Windsor Montessori School on a super hot day!
The STEP interns worked hard in the hot sun digging post holes for new trail markings at Northwest Park.
Archer Memorial AME Zion Church Cemetery
The STEP interns did an exceptional job at the Archer Memorial AME Zion Church Cemetery. They removed debris at the entrance, raked leaves, and repaired the fence. The cemetery looks much better!
STEP 2020 Employee of the Week
We like to celebrate the work of 1 of our outstanding STEP interns each week. You are a great example to your colleagues! Keep it up! Well done!