Mayors Summer Youth Employment Program Applications Now Available


4/28/2014

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

The Mayors Summer Youth Employment Program's (MSYEP) goal 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 20 hours per 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.

Applications are available in Cambridge Public Schools, City Youth Centers, the Mayor’s Office, the Office of Workforce Development at 51 Inman St., and on MSYEP’s website at www.cambridgema.gov/dhsp/msyep.  Applications can be returned from April 28-May 9.  Details on criteria for applicants and process for returning applications can be found in the application packet. 

For more information, contact George Hinds at ghinds@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-6268.

 

 

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