Summer Youth Employment Application Period Now Open
Princeton Human Services is opening up the application process for their annual Summer Youth Employment Program. This program has been a gateway for youth into the adult world of work and has provided numerous working opportunities to youth in Princeton. In the summer of 2017, SYEP provided jobs to nearly 40 students in municipal departments and local non-profit organizations which included job readiness training, financial coaching and career development. Melissa Urias, the Interim Director of Princeton Human Services said that “as this program continues to expand, we will offer SYEP participants new career building opportunities by supplying a variety of employment sites, resume writing skills, and interpersonal interviewing techniques in order to facilitate teens as they transition into the adult workforce.”
Participants must live in Princeton or attend Princeton High School, must be between the ages of 14 -18 as of July 5th, 2018, and their family income must not exceed 400% of the 2017 US federal poverty level. Participants work 25 hours a week and earn minimum wage ($8.60/hr) for 8 weeks during the summer.
“Princeton Summer Youth Employment Program is a terrific initiative, and I’m glad to see it grow over the years. It helps our teens start to build their resumes by offering them real-world job experience, and career development training, as well as the thrill of earning a paycheck.” said Mayor Liz Lempert.
Applications are available at the Princeton Human Services office in Monument Hall. You will also be able to download the application forms online at https://www.princetonnj.gov/departments/human-services. The application deadline is Friday, May 4th, 2018.
If you are interested in participating in this program and have questions, please call Princeton Human Services at (609) 688-2055 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.