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Mayor Bowser to Host Kick-Off Event for 2015 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program

Thursday, January 29, 2015

(Washington, DC) - Tomorrow, Mayor Muriel Bowser will host the 2015 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Kick-off Event for the launch of the 2015 SYEP application process, which is open to District youth between the ages of 14-21. District residents interested in participating in the program can register online at between Friday, January 30th and Friday, February 20th. Mayor Bowser will provide opening remarks at 12:00 pm and kick off a 12-hour window where Department of Employment Services (DOES) staff will be on site to assist youth and their parents and/or guardians through the application process.

SYEP provides six weeks of meaningful employment and work-readiness training to District youth this summer through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors. Young people who participate are given the opportunity to:

  • Earn money and gain meaningful work experience;
  • Learn and develop the skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work;
  • Gain exposure to various exciting career industries; and,
  • Interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment.

Friday, January 30, 2015  
12 pm

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Gerren Price – Interim Director, Department of Employment Services

Department of Employment Services
Community Room
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Press should RSVP to [email protected]