Summer Youth Employment Program

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) applications are available.  
Click here to download application.

The application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017. 

Applicants will be chosen based on an interview process which will begin in May.  

Participants must be available for work for the full program, from June 26 - July 28.  

Please be sure to come to interview and orientation meetings dressed for an interview. 

Youth Eligibility:

  • Ages 14 to 20
  • Meet income guidelines (include proof of family income with application packet)
  • Need assistance finding summer employment

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has been in continuous operation in Ulster County for over 40 years.  It is designed to provide:

  • Work experience   
  • Work readiness skills
  • Positive work attitudes

To see pictures and slides about the Summer Youth Employment Program, click here.

Worksites that have participated in the past include:

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Ellenville Housing Authority
Gateway Community Industries
George Washington Elementary
Head Start
Kingston Candy Bar
Kingston Parks and Recreation
Mac Fitness Kids' Summer Camp
Marlboro High School
Senate House
Town of Rosendale Summer Camp
Cantine Field
St. Mary's Cemetery
Senate House
Ulster County Tourism
Wallkill School System
Woodstock Teen Center
YMCA of Kingston

Employers interested in serving as a worksite may download a worksite request form here.  Once completed the request form may be faxed, mailed, or submitted in person to the Office of Employment and Training.   Please be aware that our worksite orientation process has changed.  It will be mandatory for new worksites and/or supervisors to attend a group orientation at the Office of Employment and Training.  Please be sure to select a meeting date and time on your worksite request form.  
Click here for more information about the Summer Youth Employment Program.