Youth Employment Task Force Report
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has connected generations of New Yorkers to their first job. For young people from low-income families and communities with fewer work opportunities, SYEP plays a vital role in ensuring they receive the experience, skills, and compensation to advance toward adulthood and a successful career.
Extending the High School Year Through Universal Summer Jobs For NYC Youth
Participation in NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program has been linked to a variety of academic benefits. This report from the Community Service Society (CSS) proposes that NYC expand these benefits through a baselined, universal initiative aimed at enhancing the education and career development of all NYC high school students—universal summer jobs for NYC youth.