Each summer, Steps to Success provides enrichment and mentoring activities for students outside of the regular school year. From 4th grade through college graduation, students are invited to participate in paid internship programs, summer camps, a STEM competition, and college and career preparation.

Elementary & Middle School

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Camps & Enrichment Programs

Within grades 4-6, about 60 STS students attend a summer camp program within the Brookline community and throughout New England. Advisors help families in camp application and financial aid processes.
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Zero Robotics

STS has a middle school Zero Robotics (ZR) team. In ZR, students create, edit, save, and simulate projects online in a system created and sponsored by MIT. They use a graphical editor to write code, then simulate their programs immediately and see the results using a simulation. Student participants compete to win a technically challenging game by programming their strategies into the system. In 2015, STS ZR helped bring home the national championship to the Massachusetts teams.


Summer Connections

Each summer, Summer Connections provides approximately 32 incoming 8thand 9th grade STS students paid summer internships. Students commit at least 20 work hours per week to their host site. Work experience is coupled with academic enrichment courses, subjects which include College Awareness, Job Readiness, Saving Money, & Life Skills. Students formally present and discuss their internship experiences for their SC final project.
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High School

Work Connections for Youth

Each summer, 80-90 high school students work in paid STS internships ranging from jobs in local enrichment programs, positions in Town government offices and departments, or private sector internships. Each intern has a competency-based work plan intended to help them identify and build transferrable skills.
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College Preparation

During the summer months, a number of workshops are held in preparation for college. Rising seniors attend a series entitled ‘Junior Jump’ where they prepare for the process of post-secondary planning.


Career Exploration

College students actively pursue internship opportunities to develop the skill sets needed for their field of interest. In addition, STS provides a series of summer workshops in order to develop career skills, job hunting strategies, and professional connections.

CSI Welcome Series

High School graduates attend a number of workshops to be introduced and transitioned into the CSI program. CSI advisors prepare students entering their first year of college on what to expect and where to reach out for help.