Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 21 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences each summer.
Participants receive the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help to develop their social, civic and leadership skills.
By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, NYC youth are better prepared for careers of the future.
SYEP also provides support to NYC young people between the ages of 22 and 24 who are eligible for specialized opportunities in the program. Young adults aged 22-24 who face employment barriers or reside in a NYCHA development may be eligible.