Summer Youth Employment Program

The application period for the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program is closed.

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Youth Employment Program at CareerSource Broward. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 program. Please visit this page in the second week of December when we will reopen applications for the 2024 program.

If you would like information on training programs and scholarships, please stop by any of our locations or review additional youth resources listed online. We are here for you and we look forward to helping you with your career planning.

Summer Youth Employment Program - Construction
Summer Youth Employment Program - Students
Summer Youth Employment Program - Information Technology


The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides Broward County students between the ages of 16 and 18 with paid employment between June and August. SYEP, a program primarily funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, is more than just a job. It is a true learning experience, with lessons about how to obtain a job, how to keep a job, and how to become a professional. This dynamic program is designed to prepare youth for the future workforce.

The program strives to provide the selected youth with positions from different industries that are closely related to the youth career choices. The youth work in clerical, assistant, or aide roles with government agencies, libraries, community organizations, for-profits, nonprofits, and more.

About the Summer Youth Employment Program

  • The application period for the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program will be open on December 19, 2022, at 9 a.m.
  • Selection is income-based and on a first-come, first-served basis (random lottery)
  • All participants selected will receive an eligibility packet in the mail
  • Must be able to work in the United States
  • Must be Broward County resident
  • First-come, first-served basis
  • Family income (economically disadvantaged)
  • Must have valid and current identification
  • Training will be in person at local area high schools. Training location will be emailed in May.
  • Training focuses on basic soft skills, with an emphasis on punctuality, dressing professional, communication, problem solving and teamwork
  • Attendance is mandatory for all three days of training
  • Employers get to help shape our youth for future careers.
  • Interested in becoming an eligible employer for our summer youth program? Please click here to get started.

Real Jobs, Real Work Experience

Does Your Business Need Help During The Summer?

All Broward County private and nonprofit businesses can be a potential work site for young adults ages 16-18 years old at NO COST for eight weeks during the summer. The Children's Services Council of Broward County and CSBD will cover the wages and associated program costs – a savings of nearly $4,000 per youth. Each work site will provide 8 weeks of meaningful work experience related to the youth career choices in a safe work environment.

All employers who participate will be required to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance adding CareerSource Broward as an additional insured.

CareerSource Broward Summer Youth Employment Program is currently recruiting new worksites for Summer 2023. If your company is interested in hosting youth for the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program, please complete the form below or contact Latema King, program manager, by email at

We currently cannot offer any type of remote work to the youth.

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SYEP Funders

The Summer Youth Employment program is funded primarily by the Children's Services Council of Broward County, with additional funding provided by City of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and Bank of America.