The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), made possible through grant funds from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, provides youth with paid work experience and work-readiness training. Throughout the summer, participants work at different project sites throughout Chenango County including, but not limited to, the Chenango County Fairgrounds, Chenango County Historical Society, Rogers Environmental Center, and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Each week the program has in-class trainings that feature dynamic guest speakers. Participants learn resume writing, interviewing skills, professionalism in the workplace, employer expectations, financial literacy, and more.
Participants must be Chenango County residents, TANF eligible and between 14-20 years of age. The application process begins in mid-May.
Breanne Heath, Youth Services Coordinator (607)-336-9696 extension 106
Alexis Gantt, Assistant SYEP Coordinator
(607)-336-9696 extension 109