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Mayor Announces 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program

WI Staff | 1/23/2013, 3:27 p.m.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) have announced that the application process for the District's 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) will open on Friday, Jan. 25.

The program will provide six weeks of employment and job training to District youth this summer.

"Last year's Summer Youth Employment Program was the most successful in its history, and we will continue to build on that success this year," said Mayor Gray. "Through SYEP, our youth are able to learn and develop the skills they need to be successful in the workplace. I am challenging private and public-sector employers across the District to participate in the program by providing meaningful internships for young District residents."

The online application for the 2013 SYEP will be available to District residents between the ages of 14 and 21 at www.summerjobs.dc.gov starting at 12:15 p.m., on Friday. The application release date will coincide with SYEP's official 2013 kick-off event, "Midnight Madness."

Midnight Madness will be held at the DOES Headquarters Community Room, located at 4058 Minnesota Avenue NE, on Friday from 12:15 p.m. to 12 midnight. Eligible youth and their parents and/or guardians who need assistance with online applications or a means obtaining access the Internet are encouraged to attend.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and must be received by Saturday, Feb. 16. Space is limited, so youth should apply early.

The 2013 SYEP will begin on Monday, July 1 and end on Friday, Aug. 9.