Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with subsidized summer employment opportunities, mentorship, workplace readiness training and financial literacy with access to match savings accounts. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs from July to September. The SYEP is designed to emphasize real-world expectations; increase awareness of services offered by local community-based organizations; and provide opportunities for college, career, and financial literacy training. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

These are the basic program eligibility guidelines:

  • You must be 14 – 24 years old
  • You must live in the City of Los Angeles
  • Your family must meet the low income criteria or receive public assistance or you are a foster child or homeless
  • You must have the right to work in the U.S.

There may be other eligibility requirements, depending on program funding.

LOTTERY SELECTION

Students selected to receive a summer work experience will be identified through random selection and availability of funding.

  • Once you have completed the Employment Registration Form, you will be entered into the lottery to determine if you have been chosen for a summer work experience opportunity.
  • Randomly selected candidates will be contacted in early June and will be invited to apply for the Summer Youth Employment program.
  • If selected, you will be required to submit the SYEP program application and provide proof of eligibility.

REGISTER NOW FOR SYEP 2014

IF YOU’RE NOT SELECTED

Unfortunately, not everyone will get a job, but you are all encouraged to attend one of the Job Skills Workshops hosted throughout the City of Los Angeles. With the skills you learn at this Workshop, you will be able to compete for future employment opportunities.

HOW TO BECOME A WORKSITE PARTNER AND HIRE LA’S YOUTH

Organizations can get involved in supporting youth with jobs by submitting the WorkSite Partnership Form.

PDF: WorkSite Partnership Form
MS Word: WorkSite Partnership Form