Annual, Community Supported Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) also know as the Youth Work Experience Program is NOW A YEAR ROUND PROGRAM!Richmond youth, ages 16 to 24, enrolled in the program will have an opportunity to work up to 100 hours in a paid internship with variety of local jobs. Our youth participants will gain professional experience working in government agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations. SYEP also offers flexible shifts for youth in school with busy schedules so don't be afraid to miss out on this opportunity!
Note: After submitting an application our team will review your application and will contact you for an Intake. To be guaranteed an internship participants must meet all requirements such as attending workshops & trainings. For more information call us at (510) 412-2044
Check out our other youth programs:
Work Experience Program (WEX)
Employer Partnership Information
View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). These questions are designed to acclimate you to this process and I encourage you to contact us directly to help clarify additional questions you may have.
There are many advantages to becoming a worksite which include getting short term projects completed, curbing the temporary staffing costs, and most importantly, training the future of your field. Last year, over 250 Richmond youth received an opportunity to work up to 100 hours in many of our local leading industries. Not only did our youth receive a sense of economic empowerment, they also gained a sense of responsibility that boosted their self-confidence, acquired new skills, and contributed to their families and communities.
While we understand that not all businesses are in the position to provide a temporary worksite for our youth this summer, please understand that it takes approximately $1500.00 to provide a Richmond youth with 100 hours of subsidized work experience. In the event that you are able to provide a financial contribution, please make checks payable to “Richmond - SYEP” and send them directly to RichmondWORKS 330 25th St, Richmond, CA 94804.
SYEP 2015 HIGHLIGHTS:
YouthWORKS placed 257 Richmond youth into these opportunities during the summer of 2015.
Sponsored by the City of Richmond, Chevron, Mechanics Bank, Levine-Richmond Terminal, Richmond Pacific Railroad, Simms Metals, Contra Costa County Economic Opportunity Council and the Council of Industries the SYEP provides Richmond youth, age 16 to 21 with up to 100 hours of career path work experience over the summer months.