3/30 deadline: Summer Youth Employment Program


3/16 deadline: Summer Youth Employment Program


The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment. SYEP 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. SYEP also offers workshops on job readiness, career exploration and financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Online applications are available from now via the DYCD website. Updates will also be posted to DYCD’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram sites. For more information, call 311 or DYCD Youth Connect (1-800-246-4646).

Deadline Extended (10/20) for of Work, Learn, Grow Youth Employment Applications

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has extended its deadline for online applications to this year’s iteration of Work, Learn, Grow (WLG), the Council’s year-round youth employment initiative. Youth applications are now due by Friday, October 20, 2017, and we encourage all Council Members to reach out to eligible constituents. As a reminder, eligible applicants must:

  • Be 2017 participants in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP);
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 21; and
  • Currently be enrolled in school.

Applications are available on DYCD’s website at https://worklearngrow.yepsonline.org/default.aspx.

Opportunities for Youth – Upcoming Deadlines

Youth Police Academy Summer Camp Program

The New York City Police Department seeks to provide innovative and effective programs for the City’s young people. The Community Affairs Bureau, Youth Police Academy, is such a program. It is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City’s youth.

The goals of the academy are:

  • To enhance responsible citizenship.
  • To provide positive interaction with police officers and to educate young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work.
  • To encourage young people to take part in other youth programs offered by the Police Department such as: the Law Enforcement Explorers, Police Cadet Corps and the Police Athletic League.


New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts. The Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips to a Police Department facility or a City park are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation.  The program will be held at:Boys and Girls HS.  Please call 718-834-8824 for an application.

NYC Department of Design and Construction High School Internship Program – Due April 15, 2016

New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD), is offering a summer internship program for forty talented NYC high school students to work full-time, in-house, at DDC. The High School Summer Internship Program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering, building trades, public administration, business administration or information technology. Students work for six weeks, five days a week, in a program that combines hands-on work and educational programming. Online application is due April 15, 2016

New York National College Fair –Sunday, April 24, 2016

If your child has not decided which college to attend, come to New York National College Fair:

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

11:00AM – 4:00PM

Register Today: www.gotomyncf.com    

Link: http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx  

Please post and share the attached flyers with families in your school community.

Summer Youth Employment Program – Application Due April 29, 2016

The 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) application is now available online. SYEP provides New York City youth ages 14 – 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including: government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, non-profits, small businesses, museums, sports enterprises, and retail organizations. The program also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Deadline to submit applications has been extended to April 29, 2016.

37th Annual Summer Writing Workshop at Youth Communication – Application Due by May 20, 2016

Youth Communication is hosting its 37th annual intensive summer writing workshop. Participants receive one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write and revise personal stories about their lives, go on field trips, and make friends with other writers. The program helps teens explore their personal stories and how their experiences fit into the larger world. Their stories will be published in the award-winning YCteen andRepresent magazines which are read by tens of thousands of people each year. No prior experience is required, but participants must be able to attend for all six weeks, from July 5 – August 11. Applications must be received by May 20, 2016.

Free Access to Microsoft Software for New York City Students and Families

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced an innovative collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to provide New York City students and families with free access to Microsoft software. Office 365 Education for Students includes Office 365 ProPlus, which allows students to install up to 5 copies of the latest Microsoft Office suite for their PCs and Macs and up to five copies for their iOS or Android devices. Visit the Speaker’s website for full details on the initiative.

Tech Kids Unlimited Summer Program

Tech Kids Unlimited is a not-for-profit technology-based educational organization for kids ages 7-19 with special needs. Its work-based learning program empowers and inspires the next generation of digital natives to learn, create, develop and share the tools of technology in a supporting and nurturing environment. Running from June 27 – August 19, the program includes 8 weeks of 3D printing, game design, and more! Registration is per week. Limited financial aid is available. Please contactcristina@techkidsunlimited.org for more information.

Girls Inc.

Girls Inc is hosting a free summer camp for rising 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade girls. The camp will take place at Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women in Brooklyn from July 5 – July 20, 2016. Programming includes financial literacy, media literacy, self-defense, sexual health, visual arts, dance, weekly field trips, and more. Application deadline is June 1, 2016. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Contact Kree Cason, Program Director for an applicationkree@girlsincnyc.org or (718) 260-2300 ext 30421.Girls Inc. NYC Free Summer Camp – Application Deadline June 1, 2016

Summer Programs for High School Students

Please note that there are many more program listed on http://insideschools.org website for you to explore.

SYEP (Deadline April 15th)

As mentioned the SYEP application is open. Applications must be submitted online. Attached and below is information for the Inwood Community Services location. Summer Youth Application (SYEP) start March 1, 2016 – Deadline is April 15, 2016



 This website gives lots of sources for Free Summer Programs in Math, Science, Arts, and Humanities and Academic Prep


Eight-week all-day summer science camp. Eleventh-grade high school girls. Field trips and classes in robotics, web design, mobile apps; presentations by more than 50 speakers, workshops, demos from female engineers and entrepreneurs. Apply NOW!


  Protect and preserve Wave Hill’s woodlands during summer vacation. Who High school students with good grades. Details Small crews spruce up woodland paths & remove invasive species in July and August. Tip Earn an hourly wage and take a free class at Lehman College. Apply in late March.

http://madmuseum.org/learn/artslife (Deadline April 30th)

7-week paid summer internship program for teenagers based on museum studies and design. Who High school sophomores and juniors. Details Get a crash course in design and learn about how the museum works. Tip Internships will be awarded to students based upon their interests, abilities and potential to benefit from the experience. Apply in May.


Please visit the link for the application packet for The City College of New York College Now 2016 Summer Architecture Program.


Applicants must present themselves in person.

Students previously enrolled in a CCNY College Now course need only bring a consent form to the appointment.

Students who were enrolled in the business course may not have had an 80 GPA and may need to submit an updated transcript.

Students must inform us if they are cancelling an appointment.

Students must know or have access to their OSIS, Social Security numbers, and CUNY EMPLIDs (if previously enrolled).

Seats are limited; CCNY College Now partner school students will receive preference.

The link for creating an application appointment is below.


The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University’s College of Communication, is again offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. This program, now in its eighth year, would be a perfect fit for your students who are interested in journalism or writing. Nearly 135 students from 26 states and 15 countries attended last summer’s workshop, and are expecting sessions to fill up quickly for 2016.

The three two-week workshops will begin on June 27. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center’s website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills.

For more information about the program, visit the website and read students’ reflections on their experiences at the workshop last summer.

It is recommended that students who require financial aid apply early, as aid is offered on a first-come, first-served basis


04/15 Deadline: Summer Youth Employment Program and Scholarship Opportunities

If you know a youth between the age of 14-24 and is interested in working during the summer, please share this email and the attachments with them.  Please support our youth by assisting them with completing the attached or online application and submitting it by the deadline date.

Youths that are selected for a SYEP position and are under the age of 18 (as of July 1, 2016), must apply for their working papers or submit their most current employment certificate for a new one.  Working papers can be obtained through any New York City Public High School or Family Leadership Support Coordinator’s office when schools are not in session.

 Obtaining a Your Working Papers

Students residing in the District 23 School Community (Ocean Hill-Brownsville) submit their application for employment certificate (see attached), signed by their parent or guardian to and the following required documents to:  Ms. Page Best Hardy, Family Leadership Support Coordinator on M-F, between the hours of 3:30pm – 5:30pm at 1665 St. Marks Avenue, Room 122, Brooklyn, NY 11233.  Students must bring the following required documents.  If you need additional information or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact me at 718-240-3651.

Required Documents – (copies are acceptable)

U.S. Citizens

  1. 1. Application for Employment Certificate
  2. 2. Social Security Card
  3. 3. Birth Certificate or valid U.S. Passport
  4. 4. A Doctor’s Note certifying that the student is physically fit to work
  5. 5. Photo Identification (school or NYS Identification or NYCID)
  6. 6. HS Diploma (for students who completed HS under the age of 18)

Non Citizens

  1. 1. Application for Employment Certificate
  2. 2. Social Security Card: If marked not valid for work, the student must bring in the INS card.
  3. 3. Birth Certificate or valid U.S. Passport, A foreign Passport with a U.S. visa stamp (if not in     English a certified translation must be attached), Citizenship or Naturalization papers.
  4. A Doctor’s Note certifying that the student is physically fit to work
  5. 5. Photo Identification (school or NYS Identification)
  6. 6. HS Diploma (for students who completed HS under the age of 18)

NOTE: Employment Certificates Will Not Be Issued Until the Child is 14 years old.

For a list of all the SYEP Providers in all five boroughs, click here.