Summer Youth Employment Program Special Initiative Program – Emerging Leaders (SYEP-EL) for NYC youth age 14-24
Older Youth Workforce (Ages 16-21), Young Adults (Ages 16-24), Younger Youth Workforces (Ages 14-15)
The Summer Youth Employment Program Special Initiative Program – Emerging Leaders (SYEP-EL) is now recruiting participants. SYEP-EL is part of the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience for six weeks throughout the summer.
To apply for Emerging Leaders SYEP you must be between the ages of 14 and 24 and in one of the following categories:
Applications are now open here. Please enter the PIN #VY-91023 to access the application. All applicants will need:
Completed online application using the PIN
Resume; A letter of support from a professional worker (with letterhead)
Proof of Identity
Proof of Employment Authorization
Selected Service (If applicable)
Proof of Age
Social Security Card
Working Papers (16-17-year-olds only)
Proof of Citizenship Status/Alien Status
Older Youth (16-24) will receive paid Worksite Assignments at over 150 locations across the city. Past partners have included:
Younger Youth (14-15) will participate in project-based learning around topics including Digital Journalism and Business 101. Participants receive a weekly stipend.
In addition to these career readiness opportunities, SYEP-EL provides professional work attire, free lunch programs, and mental health support from an on-site Social Worker and agency staff.
For more information, please contact Samentha Jean-Charles, Program Director at [email protected]commonpointqueens.org or 718-704-7609.