The Campaign for Summer Jobs (CSJ) is a coalition of nearly 100 community-based and citywide organizations in New York City that advocate for State and City investment and effective programmatic models for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP is a six-week opportunity for 14-24 year olds to work 20-25 hours/week at the State’s minimum wage. We urge New York State and New York City to increase their investments in SYEP in order to increase access to summer work opportunities for young people, providing positive work experiences, financial support and education to the City’s youth & young adults.
Quick Facts about SYEP
State Minimum Wage & Federal Investment
SYEP Expansion Plan
The Summer Youth Employment Program builds the workforce of tomorrow, reduces unemployment of young people, and empowers youth to contribute to their communities.