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The City of Albany’s Summer Youth Employment Program, (SYEP) has been in existence for over 30 years.Participants can explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills, and engage in learningexperiences that help develop their social, civic, and leadership skills. During the months of July and August,youth employees work 20 hours per week and participate in Friday Enrichment sessions at local colleges,universities, and virtual platforms
Eligibility is determined by applicant’s age (14-18 years old), be a City of Albany resident, and attend school in Albany. Some participant’s maybe eligible and will be funded under TANF grant. (Household income is mandatory)
Enrollment starts March 1st, and ends March 31st, 2021
No. Applicants are not guaranteed acceptance into the program. SYEP has limited funding and positions will be limited to a first come, first served basis. Apply Quickly!
There are several work experience opportunities for our participants. All local organizations will vary.
The SYEP 2021 program dates are July 12th -August 13th .
$12.50 per hour. Total of 20 hours per week.
YES. You MUST sign your time sheet each week and proof read your hours to be sure you are being paid the correct number of hours.
Any address changes must be reported to the SYEP office, 721 Clinton Ave. “ASAP”. Job assignment and your pay card are mailed to the address submitted on your application. Failure to notify the SYEP office of an address change may result in delay in receiving your job assignment and/or pay card. If you make an address change at the post office, you must also do an address change with the SYEP office.
No, all pay will be deposited to your pay card or to your direct deposit account if you requested your pay to be direct deposit.
New working cards can be obtained by your school guidance counselor and turned into the SYEP office, 721 Clinton Ave., between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Working cards are required to complete your SYEP application. See check list.