CEF STEP Program

Summer Training and Employment Program

Directed by Elaine Greene-Upton

The STEP summer internship program is funded by the DELCO Office of Workforce Development. Students earned $10.35/hour for working in the summer internship program. Students are exposed to several careers with local employers in the city of Chester and surrounding areas. Eligibility requirements are based on federal guidelines for low income and at least one barrier to academic success which can include previous or current involvement with juvenile court, learning disabilities, teen pregnancy, truancy and low academic achievement. Students who participate in the program are encouraged to continue their involvement with Chester Education Foundation's after-school programs including tutoring, social and cultural enrichment, credit recovery, job and career readiness training.