D.C. Summer Youth Employment Program Application Available Friday

The application process for D.C.'s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) will begin Friday, Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) announced.

SYEP is a "locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services that provides District youth ages 14-21 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors." The six-week program begins July 1 and lasts through Aug. 9.

The online application will be available starting at 12:15 p.m. Friday on DOES' official website. For those who need assistance or access to the internet, SYEP is holding a "Midnight Madness" event at DOES Headquarters, located at 4058 Minnesota Avenue NE from 12:15 p.m. to midnight.

Applications must be received by Feb. 16 and are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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