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Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program

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The Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program (WLG) is a New York City Council-funded initiative designed to build off of the experiences gained in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). WLG provides participants of the 2020 SYEP Summer Bridge Program who are between the ages of 16-19 and currently in-school with career readiness training and paid employment opportunities for up to twenty five weeks from October to March. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including:

  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Non-Profits
  • Small Businesses
  • Law Firms
  • Museums
  • Sports Enterprises
  • Retail Organizations

WLG career readiness training will focus on such topics as career exploration, financial literacy, conflict resolution, resume/cover letter development and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

Programs are located in community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City. Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Participants are selected by lottery for the program.

How to apply

To be eligible for the Work, Learn and Grow Employment Program, you must:

  • Be a 2020 SYEP Summer Bridge Program participant or applicant
  • Be between the ages of 16-19 years old
  • Currently be in school

Starting October 19th, 2020, you can apply online or download and print an application from the website and return your completed application to an authorized Work, Learn & Grow provider.

*** Internet access is required to participate in CareerReady WLG. Please let your provider know if you do not have an internet connected device including a smart phone, iPad, or computer***

*The Department of Youth and Community Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.