Summer JOBS for The Youth
It's time of that year, school is out and our kids are running wild spending our money for anything they want. These days they don’t even need to leave the house to spend a quick $50-thank you PS4/Xbox/ITunes!
Teach them to earn their own money. If you live in the NYC area and your kids are from the ages of 14-24, you need to check out the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Your child can apply for summer Jobs. Not only will they learn to have responsibilities but also how to make their own money. Apply as soon as possible to get a spot.
There’s another program called "Ladders for Leaders.” this program is for high school and college students only. Students get the opportunity to participate in paid internships for big corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City.
Let's do what we can to help our youth get ahead in life and not have to worry about being on the block wasting their time hanging out.
They can hang out (working) by making their own money.
Have a great summer and remember get PAID this summer.. Good Luck!
By Danny Reyes
Photos by Dept of Youth & Community Development