Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

STRIVE provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment and educational opportunities. Funded by New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development, the Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to:

  • Emphasize real-world labor expectations
  • Increase awareness of services offered by local community-based organizations
  • Provide opportunities for career instruction, financial literacy training, academic improvement, and social growth

Youth at STRIVE will be placed in internships at a variety of organizations, including government agencies, small businesses, nonprofits, summer camps, hospitals, and retail organizations.

In addition to their internships, youth will participate in a number of STRIVE workshops focused on career exploration and job readiness. We’ll ask youth to consider their career goals and the experience, skills and education they will need to achieve them.

Check back next Spring to enroll for Summer 2014!

Out-of-School Youth Program

This program is for youth aged 18-21 who are not connected to school or work, or who need assistance upgrading their jobs skills. Funded through NYC’s Department of Youth and Community Development, OSY offers:

  •  Occupational skills training
  •  Assistance with job and college placement
  •  GED preparation
  •  Support services

At STRIVE, we offer occupational training in Medical Information Training. This intensive training program provides youth with the tools they need to find a job in the health field. Youth will do four weeks of Attitudinal and Job Readiness training, followed by two months of medical office training. Some cycles of the program will require a GED, others will enable you to prepare for and complete your GED over the course of our program. After completing their training, youth will be placed in internships with New York City-based healthcare organizations.

Our next Out-of-School Youth program begins September 2013. Contact Teresa Diaz for more information.