Archive for September, 2019
September 25th, 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 »


September 25th, 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 »


September 17th, 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 »


September 17th, 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 »