Work Learn and Grow

The Work, Learn & Grow (WLG) employment program is a newly funded NYC Council initiative designed to give participants of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) an opportunity during the school year to continue to build off of the skills and experience acquired during the summer.

WLG provides select participants of the SYEP, ages 14-24, with career readiness training and paid employment for up to twenty-five weeks between October and April.

To be eligible, youth must have been enrolled in the prior SYEP cycle and be currently enrolled in school. If youth meet those two criteria, they are welcomed to apply to be entered into a lottery. If selected, participants are placed in an entry-level job in a wide array of areas including government agencies, hospitals, non-profits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises, and retail establishments.

WLG career readiness training focuses on topics such as career exploration, financial literacy, conflict resolution, resume/cover letter writing and opportunities to further education and social growth.

For more information, please contact:

Myshanda Parks
SYEP Program Coordinator
(718) 947-7641