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Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Summer Work Opportunities for New
York City Teenagers and Young Adults

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New York City (NYC) Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

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Summer employment opportunities for New York City youth between the ages of 14 to 24 to work in entry-level jobs spanning a broad range of industries. This program provides youth with opportunities to gain work experience and earn an income during the summer months. Available industries for work placement include the following:

-Arts and Recreation
-Educational Services
-Financial Services
-Information Technology
-Marketing/Public Relations
-Real Estate/Property

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) offers work experience, teaches valuable employment skills, and provides you with a summer income. SYEP educational activities will enhance your summer experience, allowing you to develop career awareness, understanding of personal money management, and work-related social skills.

SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179819

Term of Contract:

SYEP is a six-week program that will begin on Thursday, July 5, 2018 and continue through Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

SYEP is open to all New York City residents between ages 14 through 24, as of July 1st, 2018.

Pre-Application Information:

Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program. The SYEP Application Deadline is March 16th, 2018.

Enrollment Dates are April 2018 - June 2018.

Summer Camp Enrollment Dates are April - June.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you have further questions about SYEP, contact NYC Youth Connect at (800) 246-4646.

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USA: New York City;   New York