One City One Hire is an innovative economic development strategy that serves as a catalyst to jump-start the Mayor's pledge to put all unemployed District residents--in every Ward of the city--back to work.
Summer Youth Employment Program
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services that provides District youth ages 14-21 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors.
Through SYEP, the Department of Employment Services strives to provide young people with the opportunity to do the following:
- Earn money and gain meaningful work experience
- Learn and develop the skills, attitudes and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work
- Gain exposure to various exciting career industries
- Interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment
Though SYEP is a short-term employment and training program, the goal is to introduce the 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 provide structured job opportunities for youth during the summer.
NOTE: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must provide an Employment Authorization Document and Social Security card as verification of eligibility by March 9th to the DOES Youth Programs Office.
This year, SYEP will start on Monday, July 1, 2013, and will end on Friday, August 9, 2013.
Youth can apply beginning on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm.
Space is limited, so be sure to apply early!
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Donate to the Summer Youth Employment Program
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