Summer Youth Employment Program

Summer Youth Employment Program
Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August.  Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including:
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Summer Camps
  • Non-Profits
  • Small Businesses
  • Law Firms
  • Museums
  • Sports Enterprises
  • Retail Organizations
  • 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. 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.
Specialized programming for disabled, foster care, runaway/homeless and court-involved youth are also available.

ASPIRA's Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to:
  • Emphasize real-world labor expectations
  • Provide opportunities for career instruction, financial literacy training, academic improvement, and social growth
Participants are assigned work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises, and retail organizations.

For More information Contact Jaquetta Patillo at 718-585-3353
Funded by The Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)