Audio Description: Watch below for the Youth Board / Youth Committee Meeting that took place on March 13, 2018. In this meeting Krystal Cason, Child and Youth Development Content Specialist presents about the upcoming Young Citizens Conference. The conference will showcase the youth leadership projects undertaken by program participants of DYCD funded programs. Chris Lewis, Director of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), presents about the new school based SYEP model, which aligns a student’s academic learning and interests with their summer job.
The New York City Youth Board advises DYCD on the development of youth programs.
The board is comprised of leaders from business, academia, government, foundations, and the non-profit sector.
DYCD administers federally funded youth workforce development programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Under WIOA, the NYC Workforce Development Board can convene a Youth Committee to support the provision of WIOA youth services. The Committee helps to strengthen the capacity of workforce development programs to provide high-quality services aligned with employer needs.
The Youth Board and Youth Committee meet jointly on a quarterly basis.