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.
These are the basic program eligibility guidelines:
There may be other eligibility requirements, depending on program funding.
Students selected to receive a summer work experience will be identified through random selection and availability of funding.
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.
Organizations can get involved in supporting youth with jobs by submitting the WorkSite Partnership Form.