Summer Youth Employment Program!   SYEP 2017

Erie County offers Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) services through a partnership with a local community agency. The SYEP community agency connects the youth with the worksite providers.


SYEP is an eight-week program operating from July 10 through September 1, 2017 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
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • 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. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community based organization during the application period. 


Enrollment Dates

  • April 7 - June 2, 2017


Program Requirements