Committed to empowering local youth, RCFL serves as a host site for the STEP-UP internship program where we offer high school-aged leadership development and employment skills. Over and eight-week period interns gained work experience, participated in career development workshops, practiced financial acumen, and discovered imperative leadership skills.
For some, this is their first job, for others it is not. Each intern is paid for their work so that they know what it is like to earn and manage a paycheck. This summer, we hosted 18 STEP-UP interns who worked in Venture North as baristas and mechanics, on property and housing, and as community leaders in our youth programming.