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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

All job offer emails will be sent out by May 14th for participation in

  • Summer Session I: June 7th - July 9th, 20 hours of work for 5 weeks

All job offer emails will be sent out by June 15th for participation in

  • Summer Session II: July 12th- August 13th, 20 hours of work for 5 weeks

Young professionals must respond to the email stating that they will either accept/decline the job offer

With the health safety concern of all stakeholders in mind regarding the COVID-19 virus SYEP will only offer virtual jobs for the 2021 Summer. We were hopeful that we’d be able to offer in-person, job opportunities but will not take the risk.

*Please note that the SYEP has a limited number of jobs and completion of the application process does not guarantee job placement*

The deadline has passed to attend job readiness training and submit an application to participate in the 2021 Virtual Summer Youth Employment Program. If you were unable to complete the required steps we hope that you will apply to participate in 2022.

SYEP Timeline

Program Highlights

During the Summer of 2020, SYEP successfully employed 440 interns virtually allowing interns to work safely from home and earn a paycheck.

Contact

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

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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