Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
Summer 2019: Applications for Participants and Business
The participant application for Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is no longer available. The deadline was April 26, 2019. To check the status of your application click here. Participants selected by the lottery click here for next steps: Participant Enrollment Guide
Businesses interested in becoming a worksite should apply here and enter our SYEP Provider PIN#: WPA226267. The Worksite application deadline is June 15, 2019.
About Summer Youth Employment Program
The Y is proud to partner with New York City to provide summer jobs to over 750 youth. Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 21 (as of July 1, 2019) 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
You might also be interested in reading about what some of our Younger Youth (14 and 15 years-old) did this past summer here.
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 Jessica Sills at