Summer Youth Employment Program Team 2021
RDRC is pleased to introduce the newest members to TEAM SYEP 2021. This summer, TEAM SYEP will be engaging over 1,400 Rockaways youth aged 14-21 with a combination of remote learning, in-person and hybrid work experiences. Our younger youth aged 14-15 years will be engaged in 26 innovative projected-based learning experiences that include entrepreneurship, video production, dance, social issues, and COVID-19. Older youth aged 16-21 will be assigned to one of over 125 in-person, virtual or hybrid worksites that TEAM SYEP has developed.
“In addition to the valuable experience our SYEP youth will acquire, and that many of our local businesses will benefit is the additional $2,300,000+ in consumer spending power that our employed youth will generate over the summer months. Many don’t recognize SYEP beyond its social impact, and not sure why more local businesses do not take advantage (as do many of our larger corporate partners do) of the program. This especially noticeable coming out of the pandemic where I often see “help wanted” signs and hear from smaller businesses that finding workers at the entry-level is next to impossible”, stated Kevin Alexander, President & CEO.
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