Save the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is one of the foundations of New York City’s youth programming. SYEP employs 75,000 young New Yorkers every summer — 81% from communities of color and 56% young women. 

 

For young people growing up in working-class neighborhoods like Bedford Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights, SYEP is a critical step towards economic empowerment. With families across the City facing economic hardship,

a paid summer job for a young person helps an entire family. 

 

I join Regina Edwards, as well as our neighbors across NYC and in the 36th Council District, to demand that Mayor de Blasio, the New York City Council, and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development fully fund the Summer Youth Employment Program for 2020 and allow the program to shift to safe and remote work sites.

Let’s #SaveSYEP #SheWill