SYEP 2013 Youth Application

Posted on: January 19th, 2013 by Admin

Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2013 One City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

SYEP 2013 Youth Application Opens on Friday, January 25, 2013!

The 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. Many of you work hard each year to contribute to SYEP in some way— ensuring your students are informed about our program; assisting them with their applications; or referring youth to our office. We thank you for your on-going support and hope that you will work with us again this year to ensure a successful, safe, and productive summer for our youth.

On Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm, the application for the 2013 SYEP will be open to 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 Saturday, February 16, 2013 in order to be considered. Space is limited this year, so please encourage your youth to apply early and comply with all posted deadlines.

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 25, 2013 from 12:15 pm until 12:00 midnight at the DOES Headquarters located at 4058 Minnesota Avenue NE (next 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.

If you are interested in providing youth with work experiences this summer in some capacity at your school (perhaps as an Office Aide, Custodial Assistant, etc.), you are encouraged to complete the SYEP 2013 Host Employer Application which is also available at The priority application deadline for employers is Friday, March 15, 2013.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or our Schools Liaison,
Amanda Poorkhodakaram (