Mayor Gray’s 2012 Summer Youth Employment Program Accepting Applications

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 by Jennifer Boulanger

syep 2012_flyer_imageMayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2012 One City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a locally-funded program administered by the DOES Office of Youth Programs that provides summer jobs and work readiness training to District youth ages 14-21. On Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm, the application for the 2012 SYEP goes live for District residents between the ages of 14 and 21. Applications can be accessed from any computer with a working Internet connection by visiting

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and all applications must be received by Friday, February 17, 2012 in order to be considered. Space is limited, so please encourage youth to apply early and comply with all posted deadlines.

Midnight Madness
Anyone needing assistance with his or her application or a place to access the Internet is encouraged to attend Midnight Madness—the official SYEP application kick-off event. Midnight Madness will take place on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 3:15 pm until 12:00 midnight at the DOES Headquarters located at 4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, adjacent to the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station. DOES staff will be on hand all night to assist youth and their families, and to answer any questions.

Applications and Information Packets
Download the SYEP flyer and information packet. These and other information can also be found at

If you know someone who may be interested in providing youth with work experiences or programming this summer, please complete or direct interested employers to the SYEP 2012 Host Employer Application which is also available at Applications for employers are due Friday, March 23, 2012.

For more information, please visit


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