Summer Youth Employment
What is SYE?
Summer Youth Employment (SYE) is a state-funded program via RochesterWorks! and/or the City of Rochester providing youth with their first work experience. They learn the skills needed to obtain and retain employment while advocating for the betterment of their community through meaningful service-learning projects.
What Does SYE Do?
Arranges for paid work experiences
Administers job readiness training
Guides through career exploration options
Supplements academics by providing hands-on experiences
Provides exposure to addressing issues of public concern
Guides through a path for college readiness
“Summer youth employment opened up more doors for me with a peer mentor position throughout the school year.” - Age 17
“I used to be in my shell, and because of summer youth employment, I am not scared to speak up and use my voice.” - Age 18
“After I went to the career panel, now I know that I want to go to school to be a nurse.” - Age 15
- Those who have applied for the Summer of Opportunity Program through RochesterWorks! and/or the City of Rochester
After making an appointment, Diane Bardeen (or someone on her team) will contact you with further information.