Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Summer 2018: Applications for Participants and Worksites
About Summer Youth Employment Program at the Y
Information for Worksites

Summer 2018: Applications for Participants and Business

The participant application for Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has passed and we are no longer taking applications. The deadline was March 30, 2018

Businesses interested in becoming a worksite should apply here and enter our SYEP Provider PIN#: WPA345031. The deadline for worksite request was May 12, 2018.

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 16 and 24 (as of July 1, 2018) 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