Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP)

MSYEP youth

The goal of MSYEP is to serve as a young person's first job experience and exposure to the world of work. The program serves mostly 14 and 15 year olds, with fewer placements for 16 to18 year olds. 

Teens are placed in public sector and non-profit jobs throughout the city for six weeks during the summer.  They work twenty hours a week, earning minimum wage ($8.00 per hour), with the wage paid by the City.  One third of the youth are placed in Summer Work and Learning sites, which offer participants a valuable educational and employment experience using the community’s resources to expose youth to potential educational or career paths. 

All youth participate in skill-building workshops for one hour each week and have the opportunity to attend college tours, financial literacy training, and a variety of program-sponsored social events during the summer.

2014 Important Dates:

April 16: Applications available
April 28-May 9: Applications can be returned
July 7: Program starts   
August 15: Program ends

List of types of work that are available in MSYEP

Get some helpful advice on completing your application on the Department of Human Service Programs' Youtube Channel