Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Summer Youth Employment Program

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, New York City
will receive federal stimulus funds to support the 2009 SYEP. As a result, we will
be expanding the program to add more jobs. To qualify for a job in SYEP, you
must be:
• a New York City resident
• between the ages of 14 and 24 (as of July 1, 2009)
Applications will be out in April, however, interested youth are encouraged to
begin gathering some of the documents that are needed if selected to be a part
of the program. These include:
• Proof of Age (birth certificate, US Passport or Alien Registration Card or
NYS ID or driver’s license)
• Citizenship Status (US birth certificate, US Passport or Alien Registration
Card or Certificate of Naturalization)
• Social Security card
• Work Papers (for youth under the age of 18)
• Proof of Address (utility bill, lease or official mail from Federal, State or
City agency)
• Proof of Family Income or Public Assistance (as of January 2009)
• Selective Service Registration (for males 18 and over)
(For a complete list of documents please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/dycd)
Participants can 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. Participants also take part in
educational workshops that enhance their knowledge of the labor market,
prepare them for the world of work and provide them with basic financial literacy.
• Program dates: July 1 to August 15
• Hours per week: up to 25
• Pay: $7.25 per hour
To learn more about SYEP, visit www.nyc.gov/dycd or call 1(800) 246-4646.

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