Summer Youth Employment Program offers jobs, work experience

Attention Stillwater students ages 14-20: jobs are available this summer for qualifying individuals through the Saratoga County Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP 2022), a grant-funded summer job program for disadvantaged Saratoga County youth.

The purpose of the program, which is based on family income, is to provide youth with summer work experience and training to help them develop the skills they need to succeed in the workforce. SYEP runs for approximately eight weeks and begins at 20-30 hours per week at most worksites. Youth will be paid $15 per hour.

If a family receives SNAP, HEAP or Family Assistance/Safety Net or if the youth receives Medicaid (including waiver) or Supplemental Security Income, they automatically qualify. If none of the assistance programs apply, qualification is based on family income, at 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

To learn more about the program and to apply, download and complete a fillable Pre-Application for SYEP 2022. Copies of this application and program information are also available at the guidance office.

A returned application is not a guarantee of a summer job. Placement is based on funding, jobs available and an appropriate fit. However, SYEP does everything they can to place as many applicants who qualify.