Youth Employment Task Force Report
Since 1963, New York City’s (NYC) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has connected generations of New Yorkers to that first job. Particularly for young people from low-income families residing in communities with few work opportunities, who might otherwise struggle to find summer jobs, SYEP plays a vital role in ensuring that youth can experience the workplace, earn a paycheck and advance toward adulthood.
Extending the High School Year Through Universal Summer Jobs For NYC Youth
An increasing body of evidence supports the need to connect academic work in high school to career development experiences. Contextualized education provides relevance for students, keeping them engaged and on track to graduate.
How to Make Universal Summer Jobs a Reality in NYC
There is a dire need to increase career preparation opportunities for young people in New York City. This report presents lessons learned from model programs that we documented this past summer, and guidance on how the city can enhance the existing Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).