The Summer Youth Employment Program provides subsidized job opportunities for youth ages 14 to 21 who meet eligibility guidelines and can provide required documentation. Youth are placed on jobs in the private, public and non-profit worksites during the summer months. Over 500 youth are placed in jobs each summer.

Employment for Youth in the Foster Care Program
Each summer Westchester County sponsors employment for youth who are in foster care through opportunities provided by the Westchester County Parks and Recreation Department. Up to 50 youth are typically placed in summer jobs which provide them an opportunity to earn some money, gain valuable experience, and make contacts. Youth must meet eligibility guidelines and provide required documentation. Download 2021 SYEP flier for foster youth.

Currently accepting applications through May 31, 2021
Contact: Liz Oliveto, Youth Program Director
Phone Number: (914) 419-5907


  • The Children's Village
  • City of White Plains Youth Bureau
  • City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau
  • City of Peekskill Youth Bureau
  • New Rochelle Youth Bureau
  • New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority
  • Thomas H. Slater Center
  • Town of Greenburgh
  • The Guidance Center
  • Westhab, Inc.
  • Ser of Westchester, Inc.
  • Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services
  • Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.

Contact Information

City Of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau  Debbie Burrell-Butler   (914) 665-2344
City Of Peekskill Youth Bureau  Darryl Francis  (914) 734-8418
City of White Plains Youth Bureau   Patti Staffiero  (914) 422-1378
City of New Rochelle Youth Bureau  Sammy Gomez  (914) 654-2045 
Ser of Westchester  Carmen Lappai  (914) 933-0996
Westcop, Inc.  Amanda Kyle-Shaw  (914) 761-6605
Westhab, Inc.  Giselle Ayala  (914) 345-2800, ext.140
Town Of Greenburgh  Monique Gadson  (914) 989-3600
Thomas H. Slater Center  Heather Miller  (914) 948-6211
The Guidance Center  Daniel Bonnet  (914) 318-0800
The Children's Village  Jamalya Harley  (914) 693-0600, ext. 6304
Jewish Board of Family & Childrens Svcs.  Denise Smith  (914) 773-7467