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2023 SYEP Now Accepting Youth Applications


The Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (DCWIB) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

SYEP is a first come first serve program for youth who meet eligibility requirements. SYEP participants can earn $14.20 per hour for up to 25 hours per week.

Youth programs that participated in the 2022 SYEP include The Art Effect (Spark Studio & MadLab), The Boys and Girls ClubCornell Cooperative Ext (Green Teen),  North East Community Center, Nubian Directions, Poughkeepsie Farm Project and Red Hook Community Center.

✓ Resident of Dutchess County
✓ Family income being at or below 200% of poverty level
✓ On July 1, 2022, you are between the ages of 14 and 20 years old.
✓ Eligible to work in the U.S. and have proper identification

There is no application fee to apply to the Summer Youth Employment Program

Click HERE for the SYEP 2023 Universal Application 



Employment period is July and August 2023
Youth Summit (mandatory) August 15, 2023



Completed SYEP 2023 applications must be received by June 23rd.

Original, signed applications may be dropped off or mailed to:
DCWorks, 191 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Operating Hours 8:30am to 4:30pm


Dropped off at the following locations:  

SOUTHERN DUTCHESS: The Beacon Recreation Center
Operating Hours 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
NORTHERN DUTCHESS: The Red Hook Community Center
Operating Hours 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
EASTERN DUTCHESS:     North East Community Center
Operating Hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Securely uploaded to DropBox (email alyson@dcwib.org for dropbox link)

Please review your application to ensure it's complete, including signatures where required 
submit all required documentation


SYEP Summer Youth Employment Tree Image


Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program through the 
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board 
and the Department of Community and Family Services