SYEP & WLG Work Training Programs

Work Employment Programs

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and Work. Learn, Grow (WLG) Program provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August and October to March, respectively. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including:

Arts and Recreation / Education Services / Financial Services / Healthcare/Medical / Hospitality/Tourism / InformationĀ  Technology / Marketing/Public Relations / Entertainment /Real Estate/Property / Retail

SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program.