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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 the current year
  • Must complete Job Readiness Training

How to Participate

Complete the SYEP Interest Form. SYEP will contact parents/guardians/caretakers by email beginning January 5, 2022, with the next steps in the application process and to register youth for job readiness training. All job readiness training must be completed and applications submitted by March 28, 2022.

Program Highlights

During the Summer of 2021, SYEP employed 709 interns virtually. For the 2022 program year, SYEP is preparing to offer in-person, hybrid, and virtual employment opportunities. We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all stakeholders and are prepared to modify summer employment plans based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $10.39.

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