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Summer Youth Employment Program

NYCHA Summer Youth Employment Program, Frequently Asked Questions







Am I guaranteed a job with NYCHA after I submit my application?
No. Your completed application will be included in a pool of applicants. A lottery will be run and applicants will be randomly selected for hire.

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What type of work do NYCHA SYEP workers do?
NYCHA offers two different types of positions for summer youth: (1) Grounds keeper; (2) Counselor in Training (CIT). The grounds keepers maintain the cleanliness of the development outdoor areas. The counselors in training work in the Community Centers providing assistance in monitoring of youth activities. CIT’s may also participate in field trips.

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What is the age range for participating youth?
The age range for SYEP is 14-21. You must be fourteen prior to the start date of the program.

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How do I register with the Selective Service System if I am a male 18 years or older?
Your local Post Office will have the Selective Service application. Complete and submit the application there. You may also visit the website www.sss.gov. and click on registration info.

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What are the SYEP hours? Can I participate in SYEP even if I need to attend summer school?
SYEP hours are Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. There are no evening or weekend hours in the SYEP program. If you have a morning class and can make it to work by 12:00 pm, a part time work schedule may be possible. The decision is determined by the development SYEP manager.

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How much is the pay and how is payment disbursed?
SYEP workers receive a wage of $6.75 per/hour for a maximum of 25 hours per week. Salaries are deposited into a debit account set up for you by the Department of Youth and Community Development. You will receive a debit card and be able to retrieve your money from your own personal bank account.

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