MSYEP Worksite Application for Employers


3/3/2014

The City of Cambridge Office of Workforce Development is pleased to enclose both a Request for Proposals (RFP) for MSYEP Summer Work and Learning Projects and a traditional MSYEP Worksite Application. The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) offers Cambridge youth ages 14-18 the opportunity to work with government agencies or non-profits for six weeks during the summer. 96% of responding worksites in 2013 reported satisfaction with their youth workers, and 99% looked forward to participating in MSYEP again in the future. There are two ways of providing opportunities for youth to work with your organization.

As a traditional worksite, you have the opportunity to bolster your staff during the busy summer months, tackle projects you might otherwise put off and provide your staff with supervisory experience while helping Cambridge teens gain valuable work experience. MSYEP provides all youth wages and an MSYEP Counselor who will monitor youths’ experience, conduct weekly career-readiness workshops and provide support to the teens and their worksite supervisor. If you would like to host one or more young people at your workplace as a traditional worksite, please complete only the blue MSYEP Worksite Application.

Now in its eighteenth year, the Summer Work and Learning (SWL) initiative expands the scope of MSYEP by including a more formalized educational component. Summer Work and Learning projects, described in the attached RFP, are an exciting opportunity for you to design and manage an educational, work-based learning project specific to your organization’s resources and needs. Funds are available to cover personnel costs related to program operation, supplies and youth wages. If you’d like to apply to the SWL initiative, please complete the blue MSYEP Worksite Application AND the RFP proposal forms.

We encourage your participation in this year’s MSYEP as a Summer Work and Learning Project or a traditional worksite. Both applications are due as soon as possible at the Office of Workforce Development. Worksites will be selected based on demonstrated quality of the site and youth interest. Applicants will be notified by mail as to their acceptance status. I am happy to answer your questions and provide guidance to you as you prepare your proposal or application. I will be providing technical assistance until March 28, 2014, by appointment. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, please call me at 617-349-6268 or email MSYEP.

Sincerely,

George Hinds