SYEP General Information: 

What is the Ulster County Summer Youth Employment Program?

  • The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has operated within Ulster County for over 40 years.  It is designed to provide work experience, work readiness skills, and positive work attitudes in young adults seeking to enter the job force throughout Ulster County. 

How does the program work? 

  • During a normal year, young adults submit an application which can be found on our website to our office, either via mail or in person, at 535 Boices Lane Kingston, NY 12401. From there, the staff reviews the application, calls the youth for a phone interview, and then as long as the phone interview goes well, schedules the youth for an in person orientation at our office. 

How do you know if you are eligible? 

  • You must be between the ages of 14 and 20
  • You must Meet income guidelines (include proof of family income with application packet)
  • Need assistance finding summer employment
  • Must be an Ulster County resident


  • Please see SYEP 2021 information posted below for our program adjustments during this pandemic. 


SYEP 2021  Information

  • Ulster County Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applications until May 21st, 2021.    
  • The first step of the interview process will be a telephone interview which will begin sometime in May.
  • Applicants will have to complete an online orientation, quiz and an in person orientation.
  • Participants must be available for work for the full program, from June 28 - July 30, 2021.  
  • Participants will be paid $13.50 per hour and will work between 20 and 40 hours per week.

 Click here for application

Youth and Participants:

  • Check back here in April for further instructions.


Employer and Worksites:

If you are interested in being an employer or a worksite you can download a worksite request form here.

  • If you choose to and are accepted to be a worksite for SYEP 2021 you will need to complete a worksite agreement form.  Please check back for an updated link.


Previous Worksites and Partners: 

Worksites that have participated in the past include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kingston and Saugerties
Camp Ramapo
Camp Seewackamano
Cantine Field
Ellenville High School
Ellenville Housing Authority
Gateway Community Industries
George Washington Elementary
Head Start
Kingston Housing Authority
Kingston Parks & Recreation
Marlboro High School
Senate House
Town of Rosendale Summer Camp
Woodstock Teen Center
YMCA Farm Project
YMCA of Kingston



Updated 2/24/2021

Contact Ulster County Career Center for more information; yaep[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us, or 845-340-3170