Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program) Suspended: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development has made the decision to not operate SYEP this summer. For questions or concerns, contact Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646 or by email at If that changes we will post the update immediately.

Funded by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD).

For students between the ages of 14 - 21.


Younger Youth Ages 14 & 15

This program provides 300 community youth with project based learning experiences that closely match their interests and helps foster youth leadership and develops their social and emotional skills.  Youth earn weekly stipends for program participation. Project based Learning is supplemented with Counseling, Health Education, Higher Education Exploration, Career Exploration, Work-Readiness Trainings and Technology.  

Older Youth Ages 16-21

This program provides over 650 community youth with the opportunity for structured and supervised work experience while earning a paycheck. During the summer, youth between the ages of 16 and 21 may participate. On-the-job learning is supplemented with counseling, work readiness, higher education, health education, career exploration and labor market orientation. In addition, educational and recreational services are available to program participants during non-work hours.


RiseBoro Youth Center
1474 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
T: (718) 381-9653
The Academy for Urban Planning & Engineering
400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237
T: (718) 381-9653


Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

If you have further questions about SYEP, contact NYC Youth Connect at (800) 246-4646.

Work, Learn and Grow Employment Program

Funded by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD).
For older youth who participated in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) that current year.


Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


RiseBoro Youth Center
1474 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
T: (718) 381-9653


The Work, Learn and Grow Employment Program (WLG) is a program that offers work experience and educational services to youth. The youth are between the ages of 16 to 21, and are currently enrolled in school.

The WLG program operates for twenty-five weeks during the months of October to April. The participants work up to ten hours a week. The WLG program provides opportunities for youth to work in different sectors, such as, hospitals, after school programs, child care centers, senior centers, restaurants, recreational facilities, community organizations, retails etc.

The youth will receive career readiness training focused on career exploration, financial literacy, conflict resolution, resume/cover letter development and opportunity to continue their education and social growth. The WLG participant will gain valuable work skills to assist them in obtaining future employment and economic independence.


RiseBoro Community Partnership is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
The TTY telephone number is (800) 662-1220.

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