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Paid summer experiences for youth

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

Now enrolling.

SYEP helps NYC youth ages 14–24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Woman, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length Summertime, hours vary.
Learn more about Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Train for a career in green construction

Civilian Climate Corps by BlocPower

Now enrolling.

Earn competitive wages throughout the program, including during training sessions prior to onsite work. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Justice-impacted individual.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, Career services, Internships and Fellowships
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College and job prep for high schoolers

Learn and Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

Disability accommodation details are available. View this program to learn more. Disability accommodation details are available. View this program to learn more.   Language access details are available. View this program to learn more. Language access details are available. View this program to learn more.

Learn & Earn is a year-round program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of dropping out of school. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, Career services, Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length After-school hours with some weekend, evening, and school break activities throughout the year.
  • Support Provided One-year follow up services
Learn more about Learn and Earn

Job training and employment for low-income youth

Train & Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

Now enrolling. Disability accommodation details are available. View this program to learn more. Disability accommodation details are available. View this program to learn more.   Language access details are available. View this program to learn more. Language access details are available. View this program to learn more.

Short-term program for ages 16-24 who are not working nor in school. For Justice-impacted individual, Out-of-school youth, Person with a disability, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, English classes, High School diploma and HSE/GED prep
  • Duration and Length schedule varies
Learn more about Train & Earn

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