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Summer Teen Employment Program (STEP)

Focused. Available. Tough.

About STEP

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.

Washington 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!

Northwest Park

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!

Tatyana M
Tatyana M
Week 1 Employee of the Week
Tyrique B
Tyrique B
Week 2 Employee of the Week
Mark G
Mark G
Week 3 Employee of the Week
Austin W
Austin W
Week 4 Employee of the Week
Emily L
Emily L
Week 5 Employee of the Week