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Detroit Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

A limited number of summer employment opportunities are available to youth enrolled in the Detroit Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).Youth working

Eligible candidates are youth ages 14-24, residing in the city of Detroit, and meeting requirements under federal WIOA policy.

What types of jobs are available?

A wide range of summer job opportunities are available. Currently, there are over 200 businesses participating in the Detroit SYEP – the City of Detroit Recreation Department, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS), Wayne State University, CVS, McDonalds, Detroit Fire Cadets, Detroit Police Cadets, Walgreens, and DTE are just a few of the many participants.

What is gained?

Besides valuable work experience, some past employers have been so impressed with the work ethic shown that they have hired the youth into permanent employment. During the summer program however, younger youth (ages 14-17) are paid $7.50 per hour and older youth (ages 18-24) are paid $8.15 per hour and can work 20 – 25 hours per week.

Those interested in applying to the program can obtain enrollment information from the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) website.