Maine Medical Center

Summer Teen Employment Program

This program is for individuals ages 15-25 who have a diagnosed disability and a desire to work!


Program Benefits

  • On the job support/coaching
  • Bi-Weekly workshops to learn about job-related issues
  • Career portfolio development
  • Clients gain a clearer vision of personal likes, dislikes, wants and needs when considering career choices and future work environments

The STEP Program Includes:

…a wide range of work experiences in the Greater Portland community such as food service, office support, garden center, hospital worker, and customer service.


Participants Will:

  • Receive weekly evaluations of their work performance
  • Complete weekly self-evaluations of their work performance
  • Create a career portfolio


Jake works in IT Support and is good at following directions.

Having a job means I get a paycheck and I have my own spending money.


Marina works in linen services and is proud of her work.

I feel successful.


Matt works in food service and likes to be organized.

Having a job, to me, is like having a family.