NEXT Steps

Youth Entrepreneur Program

NSYEP Introduction

About Our Programs

NEXT Steps S.T.E.M.-based service learning programs and activities equip youth and young adults with marketable project management and business development skills. We provide students with opportunities to deliver products and services for real clients by engaging them in activities that involve civic leadership, health and wellness, urban agritourism, social entrepreneurship, environmental stewardship, and S.T.E.M. career pathways.

JEM Teams Registration (Summer Internships)

Monday, April 7th, 9pm to Saturday, May 10th, 11pm

2771 Columbia Dr

Decatur, GA

Three special interns will gain exciting experiences as they help me design and install our new Atwood Community Garden & Urban Farm Park Model in DeKalb County. They will serve as Junior Executive Project Managers and assist with managing development projects that span the corner block of Rainbow Drive and Columbia Drive in Decatur, GA. Development activity will occur at the following locations:
  • The Porter Sanford Arts Center
  • Rainbow Park/Wonderland Gardens
  • Atwood @ Rainbow-Exchange Park
  • Exchange Park
  • Columbia Middle School


Online registration form available at

Fees: $125/week

Duration: 8 weeks

Ages: 9th-12th grade only


For more information, contact:

Dana Jewel Harris
Executive Director
NEXT Steps YEP, Inc.

Will Chase
Executive Director
S.T.E.M. Direct