This brief summarizes key themes that emerged from interviews with Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEP) funders, program providers, and youth participants in Albany, Denver, Louisville, Los Angeles, New York, and Orlando.
By Noel Tieszen For decades, Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEPs) have provided income, career exposure, and real-life work experience for thousands of young people across the United States. Yet year after year, youth and community leaders report that there are not enough summer jobs to…
These policy recommendations address health and mental health, employment and economic security, education and career pathways, justice and safe communities, and child care for youth and young adults in America.
This report offers practical programmatic solutions that support second chances for young people and raise policy and systems considerations to address equity, collateral consequences, and opportunity.