Hire NYC Youth

New York City will support a record 100,000 summer job opportunities in 2022. The expansion of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a win-win for both young New Yorkers and employer partners, who can add the energy, creativity, and talent of our city’s future workforce to their offices, storefronts, and hybrid work environments at no cost this summer.

Become a part of this historic investment in our city’s young people by visiting nyc.gov/hirenycyouth

Paid Summer Experience

Attention New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24! If you are looking for a paid summer experience, explore career pathways,  learn about the world of work, and earn money to support yourself or your family, apply to SYEP today at nyc.gov/syep.

Advance & Earn 

Advance & Earn is a training and employment program from DYCD’s Workforce Connect for youth between the ages of 16 and 24. The model will offer a continuum of services including literacy and math instruction, HSE test preparation, work readiness training, college, and career exploration, paid work experience, advanced occupational training, and industry credential attainment supported by case management and wrap-around services. For more information on Advance & Earn, visit our official website.

Young Sharks

Always wanted to start your own business? Dream of inventing the next big product, launching a YouTube channel, or building a popular app? DYCD, in partnership with Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC) and Daymond John, "The People's Shark" from the world-renowned show, Shark Tank, presents the 6th Annual Young Sharks Competition. DYCD Young Sharks project-based is an entrepreneurship competition for youth aged 14 to 24. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3gRhBrM.

Saturday Night Lights 

Light, camera, ACTION! NYC youth ages 11 - 18, it is time for you to show off your skills on the court, field, or in the classroom with Saturday Nights Lights. Brought to you by a partnership between NYPD and the Department of Youth and Community Development, Saturday Nights Lights NYC is an initiative where 100 gyms across the city for free, high-quality sports programs for kids on Saturday nights. To find an open gym near you, check out our list of sites

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STEM From Dance! 

Join Girls Rise Up and experience an unforgettable three weeks of exploring what is possible in STEM. You will learn introductory coding, create an imaginative dance performance, and hear from inspirational women in STEM. Leap into this summer experience to broaden your creativity, boost your confidence, and build up your problem-solving abilities. Ready to rise up? Girls Rise Up takes place July 5- July 22. To learn more and join our nationwide community, click here! 

Astoria Youth Dance Company wins 

‘Battle for the Belt’  

The Secret Society Dance Company (SSDC) from Astoria traveled to Philadelphia to compete in the “Battle for the Bell” competition and captured first place in two categories. SSDC competed against dance troupes from Ohio, Massachusetts, Delaware, Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Read the full story here