Summer Youth Employment Program

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Provide constructive, skill-building work for DC youth through the Summery Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP is a locally funded initiative that provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors. Click here for details.

Progress Updates:

July 2018: Mayor Bowser awarded $150,000 to 75 District youth, ages 18 to 24, through her Mayor’s Opportunity Scholarship program. For a second year, select youth in the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP), including DC Talent Leaders and Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute participants, received scholarships of either $2,000 or $3,500 toward their post-secondary education, occupational training, or a career in the military. Read more here.

  • Timeline: in-progress
  • Lead and key partners: Dept. of Employment Services (DOES)
  • Related core sectors: all
  • Related opportunity areas: all
  • Related action areas: talent