MSYEP Worksite Application for Employers
The City of Cambridge Office of Workforce Development is pleased to enclose both a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Summer Work and Learning Projects and a traditional Worksite Application for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP). MSYEP offers Cambridge youth (starting at age 14 through the summer after they graduate high school) the opportunity to work with government agencies or non-profits for six weeks during the summer. There are two ways of providing opportunities for youth to work with your organization.
As a traditional worksite, you have the opportunity to add 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 Liaison 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 23rd year, the Summer Work and Learning (SWL) initiative expands the scope of MSYEP by including an educational enrichment component. Summer Work and Learning programs, 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 on Friday March 3, 2020, by 4:00 p.m. 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 email about their acceptance status. I am happy to answer your questions and provide guidance as you prepare your proposal or application. I will be providing technical assistance until February 21, 2020, by appointment. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, please call 617-349-6268 or email MSYEP. Download the Worksite Application.