Project Step

Strategies for Teen Employment Preparation, or Project STEP, helps teens understand and prepare to meet the rigorous expectations of the world of work through work-readiness workshops, job shadowing opportunities and internships. Topics covered include: 

  • Learning how to prepare a resume, fill out a job application, and choose references
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Communicating with supervisors and colleagues
  • Working as part of a team and independently
  • Exploring career options
  • Pursuing advanced training and education
 
The YWCA was such an important part of my young adult life. Being involved with the YWCA taught me to be proud of where I grew up, allowed me to give back to my community, and gave me the skills and confidence to succeed in the larger world.

Working as both a Junior and Senior Counselor at City Camp was my home away from home. And Project STEP was my entryway into college and the professional world.
— Naychelle Lucas, YWCA Board member and Project STEP graduate
 
 Naychelle Lucas, YWCA Lowell Board member and Project STEP graduate, earned her Bachelor's degree from UMass-Amherst and is employed as a Project and Events Manager in private industry.

Naychelle Lucas, YWCA Lowell Board member and Project STEP graduate, earned her Bachelor's degree from UMass-Amherst and is employed as a Project and Events Manager in private industry.