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Art Force

11/7/2019

Our students were invited to participate in an activity at Art Force near North High School. ArtForce Iowa is a local arts nonprofit located in Des Moines with the mission to transform youth in need through art. ArtForce Iowa believes that every young person deserves the opportunity to be creative and to express themselves without … Read more »

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Combat Hunger

11/7/2019

We are once again collecting food donations for the Food Bank of Iowa’s Combat Hunger drives. We have set a goal to collect 500 items before November 21st. They are looking for the following items: canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, peanut butter, cereal, and personal care items. Please give to one … Read more »

Non Paid Work Sites have started

9/25/2019

  We have started placing students in non-paid work experiences in the community.  Students are placed in rotations for 6-8 weeks for a couple hours a day.  While on these sites students are working to not only improve the skills related to the specific job, but they are developing employability soft skills such as working … Read more »

Volunteering in the Community

9/25/2019

On September 20th several STEP students earned volunteer hours by participating in a project sponsored by the Des Moines Park and Recreation. STEP students teamed up with other volunteers from Wells Fargo to help restore several headstones in the historic Woodland Cemetery just northwest of Central Campus. Des Moines Park and Rec staff taught the … Read more »

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Next Step Counseling Service

9/17/2019

We feel strongly that in order for students to be successful at work and in life they need to be healthy physically and emotionally. We are so grateful that we will be continuing a partnership with NEXT STEP Counseling this year. A certified social worker from will be conducting groups with our STEP students once … Read more »

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Healthy Relationships

9/17/2019

Once a month the education director from Planned Parenthood will be coming to STEP to teach our students a refresher course in healthy relationships. Topics will include public vs private, healthy relationships, STI’s, and birth control. Students are giving the option to leave the room at any time if they need a break or feel … Read more »

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Next STEP
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Next STEP
Nov 27
Thanksgiving Break

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For a better understanding of STEP  please see the video below where students and community partners describe what STEP is to them.

 

 

 

 

Employers looking to Partner with STEP

At STEP we are always looking for partners to place our students in short term non-paid positions. For more information see the brochure below.

 

STEP BROCHURE Master

 

 

If interested please contact STEP at step@dmschools.org.

 

 

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About STEP

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P: 515-242-7283 | E: centralcampus@dmschools.org 

 

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