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Attend a drive-thru session (walk ups are accepted) on Saturday, January 16th, 23rd, or 30th, 11:00 am -1:00 pm, at the parking lot of Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Road, Austin, TX, 78702, to pick up a SYEP application.

Quick Facts

Our Goal

Young people from all backgrounds become professionals who live a self-sufficient, healthy life contributing to their community’s development and sustainability.

What We Do

Prepare and empower Travis County’s young people with the foundation of career awareness, readiness, and access through training opportunities and paid internships.

Who We Serve

Seven hundred fifty young people each program year between the ages of 14-17 who reside in the City of Austin and Travis County that are enrolled and attending school, youth with disabilities are eligible to participate up to the age of 22.

Program Requirements

  • Must reside in Travis County
  • Must be currently enrolled and attending school
  • Must have a valid current school year Student ID or Report Card
  • Must have a Social Security Card
  • Must be 14 years of age by April 1 of current year
  • Must complete Job Readiness Training

How to Participate

Step 1 - Obtain a hard copy of the SYEP application

(Unfortunately, SYEP cannot accept applications submitted electronically and must receive the application with wet, original signatures). There are multiple options for obtaining a SYEP application:

Step 2 - Register to attend a job readiness training & attend training

    • Families must attend a job readiness training in order to be eligible to participate in the SYEP
    • At training families will be walked through completing the SYEP application (Please do not complete the application on your own)
    • At training families will receive details on how to submit completed applications (Don’t forget a completed application must include a copy of the youth’s social security card and copy of youth’s current school report card or youth’s current school ID)
    • Training must be completed no later than March 27, 2021

Step 3 - Register to attend an in-person, I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Session & attend the session

    • There will be two I-9 sessions offered: Saturday, March 13, 2021 and Saturday, March 27, 2021, 9AM - 4PM, Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Road, Austin, TX, 78702
    • Please bring original copy of youth’s social security card and youth ID card (if youth doesn’t have a photo ID we will work to help provide one but you must bring current student report card)
    • Other accepted eligible documents families can bring to the I-9 session

Step 4 - Receive a job offer email and respond to the email stating that the youth will either accept/decline the job offer

All job offer emails will be sent out by May 14th for participation in Summer Session I which will run June 7th - July 9th. All job offer emails will be sent out by June 15th for participation in Summer Session II which will run July 12th- August 13th.

*Please note that the SYEP has a limited number of jobs and completion of the application process does not guarantee job placement. SYEP strongly recommends to complete the full application process as early as possible before the deadlines to increase youths’ opportunities for employment.*

SYEP Timeline

Program Highlights

During the Summer of 2020, SYEP employed 440 interns virtually allowing interns to work from home. With precaution for COVID-19 SYEP will continue to work to keep all stakeholders safe during the 2021 program year and is preparing to offer virtual, hybrid, and in-person employment options. In the event that it is not safe for interns to work at in-person job sites we are prepared to host virtually.

Contact

Email us at [email protected] or call us at 512-854-4590.

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