The NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
The NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program connecting NYC youth with career exploration opportunities and city-funded employment for up to 6 weeks each summer.
Leggo My LEGO Competition
On March 9, in partnership with FIRST LEGO League, the Leggo My LEGO competition introduced robotics to approximately 250 fourth to eighth graders from 25 different DYCD-funded program sites. To see more images of the day, go to our Facebook page to view photos.
DYCD Day of Heroes
On March 2, 2019, hundreds of youth from across the city joined DYCD for a Day of Heroes -- the culmination of our fourth annual DYCD Heroes Project comic book initiative. Elementary and middle school youth showcased their original comic books, learned from professional authors and artists, and took part in art lessons, contests, and more.
Visit our Facebook page to view photos
Learn more about The Heroes Project
2019 Step It Up NYC Competition
Step It Up NYC Wildcard Battle took place on February 9 where 15 youth dance and step teams competed for the chance to secure one wildcard slot in this year’s top teams. Congratulations to battle champions, ‘Who’s Stopping Us’! Check out highlights from the day on our Facebook page.