NYCID Summer Youth Employment Program Younger Youth Information

NYCID SYEP Contact Information:

Email Address: [email protected]

Telephone (you can text here also): (347)-378-9578

Automated Phone Message Number (you cannot speak to someone on this number): (405) 548-2251

Automated Text Message Number (you cannot speak to someone on this number): (929) 581-8698

Once You Have Been Enrolled- Orientations

Even after you have been enrolled in the SYEP program, it is important that you frequently check your email or texts for updates from NYCID on the SYEP Program. We will regularly send you information updates, but you can continue reading here for more information.

Once you have been enrolled, your next step is to complete orientation. Orientation consists of 2 parts:

1. Attending an Orientation with our organization, New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID). These will be held online on a Zoom Webinar. The recording for Younger Youth Orientations for 2024 is below for orientation.

2. Completing Hats and Ladders Self Guided Orientation

You will be assigned 10 tasks to complete on Hats and Ladders. The Hats and Ladders platform is open. We will send you instructions to your email on how to sign up and get started OR you can click here for the guide on how to sign up: Hats and Ladders Registration/Login Guide

    • You cannot access SYEP Hats and Ladders until you have been enrolled in SYEP. If you have just been enrolled, it may take 24-48 hours for Hats and Ladders to process your enrollment.
    • You can watch the video below for further instructions on getting started and completing your tasks. Note that your Hats and Ladders platform may look slightly different than what is displayed in the video.

What Will I Be Doing This Summer?

If you are between the ages of 14-15 on July 1st, you will be participating in Project Based Learning. Your project centers on a creative project that focuses on Personal Well-being, Career Exploration, and Work Readiness.

Personal well-being, career exploration, and work readiness are crucial for you, even if you haven’t worked before, as you lay the groundwork for a healthy, fulfilling life. Prioritizing personal well-being teaches resilience and coping skills, essential for navigating challenges. Career exploration helps you understand your interests and values, guiding future education and career choices. Developing work readiness skills, like communication and time management, prepares you for future employment opportunities. These pillars collectively equip you with a strong foundation for academic and professional success.

We will have two in-person engagements. They will take place in week 1 and week 6. They will take place in the borough you reside in- Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Bronx. This means if you live in Staten Island, you will only have to travel to a location on Staten Island. Firm dates and times will be determined as we get closer to the summer.

The program will begin on July 8th and end on August 16th. You will work approximately 12.5 hours per week for 6 weeks. You will be assigned a group and a supervisor. Your group will meet throughout the week and you will also have independent work to do as well.

For the entire program, if you fully participate and complete all of your work, your total amount earned is $700. The breakdown is as follows:

  1. Week 1: $100
  2. Week 2: $100
  3. Week 3: $100
  4. Week 4: $100
  5. Week 5: $150
  6. Week 6: $150

Your pay is based on your participation and work completed. If you fully participate and submit all of the work required of you each week and your submitted work meets the requirements set by your supervisor, you will be fully paid. If your participation and work does not meet the requirements for full pay, there is half pay available. If you do not participate in your group and you do not submit your work each week, you will not be paid.

How will I be paid this summer?

There are only two methods of pay for SYEP.

  1. The default option is a prepaid debit card. This debit card will be mailed to the address listed on your SYEP application. It can be used in most places where cards are accepted, such as convenient stores and ATMS. It can also be used online. If you lose your card, it can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks to get a replacement.
  2. PREFERRED: Direct Deposit is the other payment option. If you have a bank account that accepts direct deposit, you can have your pay sent to your bank account on pay date. This is the preferred option because if you lose your own bank card, you can go back to your bank to get a new one or they can mail you a new card faster than option 1 above. However, you should not sign up for direct deposit with Cash App, Venmo, or other digital payment platforms. These are not considered traditional banks. Traditional banks have physical branches for in-person assistance, a larger network of ATMs for cash access, and often offer interest-bearing accounts. Additionally, they have an established reputation for security and reliability.

If you need to sign up for a bank account, you can click HERE to use Get Banked NYC which can help you find youth friendly banks.

If you are ready to sign up for direct deposit, you can click HERE for the direct deposit manual.

Pay Dates:

Pay Dates are on Friday’s. This is the pay schedule for 2024:

  1. July 19th
  2. July 26th
  3. August 2nd
  4. August 9th
  5. August 16th
  6. August 23rd