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School-Based SYEP

The SYEP School-Based model is designed to strengthen connections between academic learning and summer career exploration. Students from Franklin K. Lane High School and Thomas Jefferson High School will be selected to work with SYEP contractors to implement both school year and summer program components.

In order to apply, you must enter the following PIN (CR-91047-CH) once you go to the Career Ready website.

Community-Based SYEP

SYEP's Community Based option provides NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience.

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Building Community. Growing Leaders.

School-Based SYEP
Community-Based SYEP


Career Ready SYEP is open to the high school students that attend  ANY school at Franklin K. Lane or Thomas Jefferson. To apply, click the following link and enter the pin number below once arriving to the site: 

Community Based SYEP Applications are open to

ALL that are 16-24 yrs old regardless of their school status. Any youth within this age range may apply at the button below. 


At the end of the application, youth will be prompted to choose a provider. If they would like to work with our agency, they must select Cypress Hills as their provider before they submit their application.


The SYEP 2024 application is LIVE! 


There are two types of SYEP programs every year: 

Career Ready SYEP and Community Based SYEP. 

There is ONE LINK and ONE DEADLINE for both of these programs.


Use the guide below to see which program you qualify for. Once you know, click on the application button and begin. There will be a portion of the application that will ask you to identify which program you are applying for. 

Career Ready SYEP
Community Based SYEP

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August.


CHLDC hosts an SYEP program along with organizations in all five boroughs of New York City.


Young people can apply for the program online or at CHLDC during the application period (usually February through April). Participants are selected by lottery.



Nicole Vasquez


2930 Fulton St. 2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11207

CHLDC is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTD/TTY equipment via the New York State relay number 1-800-662-1220.

If you’re looking for a particular service, but don’t know the name of the program, head to the “How Can We Help You?” page where programs are sorted by the service they can provide to you or your family.

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