Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program – Apply for Summer Youth Employment Program

Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program

The Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program (WLG) is a New York City Council-funded initiative designed to build off of the experiences gained in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). WLG provides participants of the 2017 SYEP who are between the ages of 16-21 and currently in-school with career readiness training and paid employment opportunities for up to twenty five weeks from October to April.  Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including:

  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Non-Profits
  • Small Businesses
  • Law Firms
  • Museums
  • Sports Enterprises
  • Retail Organizations

WLG career readiness training will focus on such topics as career exploration, financial literacy, conflict resolution, resume/cover letter development and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period.  Participants are selected by lottery for the program.

How to apply:

To be eligible for the Work, Learn and Grow Employment Program, you must:

  • Be a 2017 SYEP participant
  • Be between the ages of 16-21 years old
  • Currently be in school

Starting October 2nd, 2017, you can apply online at or download and print an application from the website and return your completed application to an authorized Work, Learn & Grow provider.

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