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Mayor Bowser to Kick Off Application Period for 2019 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Mayor to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of SYEP, Connecting Generations of Washingtonians to Enriching and Constructive Summer Work Experiences

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, January 17, at 11 am, Mayor Bowser will kick off the application period for youth and employers who want to participate in the 2019 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). District youth ages 14 to 24 and employers interested in hosting youth may apply online for MBSYEP 2019 at beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17. The program will provide six weeks of meaningful employment and work-readiness training. MBSYEP 2019 will begin on Monday, June 24, 2019 and will end on Friday, August 2, 2019.

MBSYEP strives to provide District youth with the opportunity to:

  • Earn money and gain meaningful work experience;
  • Learn and develop the skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today's workforce.
  • Gain exposure to various exciting career industries; and
  • Interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment.


Thursday, January 17 at 11 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Brenda Donald, Interim Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity
Paul Kihn, Deputy Mayor for Education
Dr. Unique N. Morris-Hughes, Director, Department of Employment Services
Cora Masters Barry, Widow of Marion Barry


Newseum – Knight Conference Center (7th Floor)
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Note: Please enter through 6th street entrance.
*Closest Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).