Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

The purpose of the SYEP is to provide New York City youth between the ages of 14 through 24, with summer employment and educational experiences that build on their individual strengths and incorporate youth development principles. These principles include engaging the talents and interests of youth, developing their skills and competencies, and providing positive adult role models.

Program dates:
July – August 2017
Days and Times:
5 days a week – 25 hrs/week for 16-24 yr olds
4 days a week – 20 hrs/week for 14-15 yr olds
Spring 2017 – Application deadline is March 31st.
Get up to the minute info:
For more info, call 929-314-5585 and ask for the SYEP program. Or email
  1. You must complete the SYEP application online and submit it to an SYEP provider. In, you can search for SYEP providers.
  2. Selection for SYEP is based on a lottery. You will be contacted by the SYEP provider via email where you submitted your application if you have been selected.
  3. If you are selected to participate, you will need documents such as proof of identity, residency, income, and work eligibility.
  4. In, you can search for the full list of required documents.
  5. Apply Now
Brian Licata has been the director of the Summer Youth Employment Program for United Activities Unlimited for previous seven years, prior to this he was a director of Out of School Time programs, and a supervisor of all UAU’s afterschool programs.
He has been involved in grants that unite the public schools and non-pubs in an effort to enhance their use of technology in the classroom.
Brian received his BA from the College of Staten Island, attended Touro College and is currently receiving his School Building Leaders Masters from St John’s University.
In June of 2009, Brian received the Teacher of the Year Award from Senator Andrew Lanza.
In Septemeber of 2010, Brian received the Digital Education Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Education.
In September and October of 2010, Brian was featured in the NY Times, Wired Magazine, and the Staten Island Advance for work that he has been doing with youth on Staten Island.