Summer Youth Employment Program!   SYEP 2018

Erie County offers Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) services in partnership with Buffalo Urban League and Catholic Charities. The SYEP community agency connects the youth with the worksite providers, who will provide youth with a meaningful work experience this summer.


The 2018 SYEP season in Erie County will operate from July 9 through August 31, 2018,  serving youth between the ages of 14 and 20 years of age. Youth work in the community at worksites known as SYEP providers. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries, including:

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  • Arts and Recreation
  • Community Service
  • Educational Services
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care/Medical
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Day Care
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Real Estate/Property
  • Retail


SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

Programs are located in community based organizations throughout Erie County. 


Program Requirements included: