2018 ERIE COUNTY SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM

2018 ERIE COUNTY SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM

The Erie County Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the 2018 Erie County Summer Youth Program (SYEP). The program operates from July 9, 2018 through August 31, 2018. You are invited to participate!

If your family receives Temporary Assistance (Family Assistance/Safety Net), Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits; or if the child receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your child is income-qualified for the program. Applicants who do not receive the aforementioned benefits must verify that their household income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Erie County encourages the participation of children in foster care or juvenile justice systems, homeless and runaway youth, and youth with disabilities. Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 20 years old on May 17, 2018. Youth accepted into the program participate 20 hours per week and earn minimum wage ($10.40 per hour). 

The following is a list of documents that are required to determine program eligibility; applications are considered complete when all required documents are received:

§  TANF Youth Service Application

§  Pre-Employment Interest Questionnaire

§  Signed Consent for Release of Information Form

§  Working Papers are required for all youth ages 14-17, and must be submitted with the application.

§  Working paper applications can be obtained at school and must be submitted through the school Guidance Counselor.


Please complete all of the required forms and submit the entire packet to:

Erie County Social Services, Comprehensive Employment Division, 290 Main Street – 10th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202.     If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the forms, please call (716) 858-4584.   
The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, May 25, 2018.

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Buffalo Employment and Training Center

77 Goodell St., Buffalo, NY 14203 

716-856-5627 / 716-856-5670– Fax  www.workforcebuffalo.org  

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Mayor: Byron W. Brown   County Executive: Mark C. Poloncarz  Exec. Director, BETC:  Demone Smith

 

Jody Starr
Career Advisor-Replacement/Retention Specialist
(Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth)
Buffalo Employment and Training Center
77 Goodell Street

Buffalo New York 14203

856-8139×3172
jstarr@wdcinc.org
http://www.workforcebuffalo.org/