Summer Youth Employment Program for Older Youth

2023 Registration is Open

This year, SYEP Older Youth @ the Y will have two cohorts, cohort A and cohort B, and is 25 hours a week for six weeks from July 5 to August 13 or July 10 to August 20.

We offer a wide variety of work opportunities within different industry sectors such as Healthcare, Childcare, Retail, Food Service, Administrative, Social Services, Sports & Recreation, Customer Service, Media & Communications, and much more.

Apply here, and choose Manhattan as your borough of choice and YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (Young Men’s and Young Women Hebrew Association of Washington Heights and Inwood, Inc.) as your desired provider/employer from the drop-down menu.

Participants can earn an hourly wage and will be paid weekly based on attendance. Participants are paid with a debit card or with a Direct Deposit to a bank account of their choice.

Apply now! For further assistance, contact or call 212.569.6200 Ext. 237/265.

About SYEP Older Youth

The Y’s Summer Youth Employment Program for Older Youth (SYEP OY) is a New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) program that connects New York City youth between the ages of 16–24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences each summer.

Every year, the Y welcomes more than 1000 youth to benefit from workforce development programs that offer hands-on exposure, paid internships, work experience, access to jobs skills training, and opportunities to develop social, civic, and leadership skills.

The goals and objectives of SYEP Older Youth are to:

  • Empower and prepare youth with money management (e.g., budgeting, opening a bank account).
  • Develop social skills including communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
  • Enable youth to acquire good work habits and develop employment-related skills.
  • Understand career pathways and make decisions in career advancement.
  • Build professional networks.

The SYEP Older Youth model a six-week career learning experience.  Participants will have worksite monitors assigned to them to ensure they are provided with support throughout the summer and process their timesheets/timecards, evaluations, and surveys.

Payment: The SYEP Older Youth participants will be paid $15 an hour for 25 hours a week during a six-week internship.

Older Youth Provider PIN: WPA226267

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Our Team

Natalie Villanueva
Summer Youth Employment Program Older Youth Director
212-569-6200 x239
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