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Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) - 2023

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SYEP Tennessee (Summer Youth Employment Program)

Interested in working in the Summer Youth Employment Program? Here's what you need to know

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) offers a paid employment opportunity to youth paired with valuable first-hand work experience and educational learning.

Ages 14-24

Up to 8 weeks of work between the dates of:

• May 15, 2023 – August 31,  2023

Must meet WIOA eligibility during the dates above
Click here to learn more about WIOA eligibility and where you can call for more information

• July 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024


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About Summer Youth Work Experience

With the arrival of summer, communities are looking for ways to engage youth in career education and work activities. Summer youth employment and career explorations programs are a popular strategy in many communities to ensure that youth gain valuable workforce experience and have a safe, productive way to spend their summer months. It is also a way to expand opportunities to teens and young adults who otherwise might struggle to find jobs during the summer months. Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Workforce Services are supporting local efforts that focuses on learn and earn opportunities, life skills, and work skills for youth that aim to increase youth employment and educational attainment.

SYEP Tennessee (Summer Youth Employment Program)