Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Summer 2017: Applications for Participants and Worksites
About Summer Youth Employment Program at the Y
Information for Worksites

Summer 2017: Applications for Participants and Business

The summer 2017 application period for participants was open from February 6 to March 31, 2017. The program is no longer accepting applications. 

Businesses interested in becoming a worksite should apply here and enter in SYEP Provider PIN#: WPA345031.

About Summer Youth Employment Program

The Y is proud to partner with New York City to provide summer jobs to over 600 youth. Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 16 and 24 (as of July 5, 2017) with summer employment and educational experiences that capitalize on their individual strengths, develop their skills and competencies, and connect them to positive adult role models. SYEP Provides six weeks of entry-level work experience in a variety of jobs at community-based organizations, government agencies and private sector businesses.

Participants 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.

The Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to:

  • Emphasize real-world labor expectations
  • Increase awareness of services offered by local community-based organizations
  • Provide opportunities for career instruction, financial literacy training, academic improvement, and social growth

Information for Worksites

Many of our local businesses have committed to support our youth by providing them with a safe productive work environment. This year we would like to continue getting worksites' support as we know how important this is for the community and the growth of our youth.

Please try and get the application submitted at your earliest convenience. The sooner we get the application, the sooner we can schedule the Pre-Assessment visit.

If you are having difficulties completing the application online, feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to assist you.

For more information, please contact our Program Director Karina Munoz at