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Counties Provided Funding for Youth Summer Jobs


More than $47.1 million will be available to support New York State’s Summer Youth Employment Program this year, helping an estimated 18,500 young New Yorkers gain valuable experience in the workforce. Administered by the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, this program introduces young people from low-income families into the labor market so they can develop useful skills that will help them improve their educational performance and become responsible adults.

“For so many young people, having a summer job is a rite of passage that helps them gain valuable skills and their first experiences in the workplace,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “The Summer Youth Employment Program provides invaluable experiences for young people from low-income households, teaching them responsibilities that can help them excel in careers later in life.”

Program funding available by county this year includes:

  • Cayuga: $194,209
  • Ontario: $213,855
  • Schuyler: $48,871
  • Seneca: $104,889
  • Steuben: $263,573
  • Tompkins: $402,199
  • Yates: $73,023

The Summer Youth Employment program supports communities across the state in creating summer jobs for youth from low-income families. Participants work in entry-level jobs at places such as parks, summer camps, childcare organizations, cultural centers, educational facilities, and community-based organizations, among others.

To be eligible for the 2023 program, young people must be between ages 14 to 20 and have a household income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level or $49,720 for a family of three. The program served more than 18,500 youth in 2022, providing them with valuable workforce experience, and often results in improved academic performance afterward.

Young people interested in participating should contact their local department of social services.

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