The start of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2014 "One City" Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) kicks off on June 30, 2014.
SYEP is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth ages 14 to 21 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors.
Though SYEP is a short-term employment and training program, our goal is to introduce our youth to employers who will positively impact their futures. Employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area make this annual program possible by volunteering to serve as Host Employers and providing structured job opportunities for youth during the summer.
The six-week program will run thru August 8, 2014.