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Youth ages of 14 - 20 (depending on the day and month of your 21st birthday) may register for the 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Registration will begin Friday, November 1, 2019 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 

The registration process does not secure a position in the Summer Youth Employment Program. The registration creates a lottery list from which names will be drawn for employment. Multiple emails will not enhance your chance of being selected (one email per person). Communication with the Summer Youth Coordinator will only occur if you are selected. If selected, via the lottery, you will be notified by phone, text message or email to complete the application process in which you must meet income guidelines to participate in the program. If you do not receive a phone call, text message or email by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020 or there after if needed, you were not drawn to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program. Please note, it is your responsibility to update change of address, email and/or phone number.

Lottery selected applicants must submit the following documents to complete the application process no exceptions:

  • Social Security Card;
  • TANF Application attesting to Parent Income (will receive during application process;
  • New York State Identification Card from the Department of Motor Vehicles; 
  • Third or fourth marking period report card (if attending school); and
  • Working Certificate/Papers (Requirement: if under the age of 18 you can obtain working papers from the Yonkers Board of Education at One Larkin Plaza by presenting the following documents);
    • Application for Working Certificate/Papers must be completed by parent/guardian (click Working Certificate Papers link below)
    • Valid Birth Certificate, School ID or New York State Non-Drivers License
    • Physical Exam within 12 month

           Working Certificate Paper

Registrants must email the following information to

First & Last Name (if you have two last names you must use both names when registering)

Address (include apartment number)

City, State, and Zip code

Phone Number

Date of Birth



Revised 12.18.19

RE: Registration Deadline March 31, 2020