Summer Youth Employment Program

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Providing Youth With Valuable Work Experience

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides Broward County students between the ages of 16 and 18 with paid employment between June and August. Selected youth work in a variety of clerical and assistant or aide roles with government agencies, libraries, community organizations, for-profits, nonprofits and more. 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 professional. This dynamic program is designed to prepare youth for the future workforce.

  • Application period opens Jan. 7 and ends Jan. 24, 2020 (application period is currently closed)
  • 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 a Broward County resident
  • Must be able to work in the U.S.
  • Family income (economically disadvantaged)
  • Must have valid and current identification
  • Training is held at three local high schools in Broward County: Pompano Beach High School, Dillard High School and Hallandale Beach High School
  • 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

Where SYEP Participants Have Worked!

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, City of Pembroke Pines, Broward County and Bank of America.

Does Your Business Need Help During The Summer?

Private and nonprofit businesses in Broward County can hire a young adult at NO COST for the eight-week summer program, as both the Children's Services Council of Broward County and CSBD will cover the wages and associated program costs – a savings of nearly $3,000 per each youth hired. If your business is interested in serving as a worksite during the program, please fill out the form below, and a member of our team will reach out to you. *Please note that SYEP is currently recruiting worksites for the 2020 program year.

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Youth Employment Program! A member of our team will be in contact shortly regarding your form submission. For questions, please call (954) 202-3830 and ask to speak to a staff member in our SYEP department.