2012 Summer Youth Employment Program (Syep) Interview With Janice Williams

 
Published on Sept. 12, 2012
Channel: Ymcametrodc
Source: Youtube

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington in partnership with the Bank of America and the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, delivered the 2012 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to 50 young people ages 16 to 21 during the Summer 2012. In response to the White House's call to action with the new initiative, Summer Jobs+, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington provided a comprehensive six-week workplace readiness, job skills development program that supported the preparation of young people for the 21st century workforce. Not just a job, the SYEP at the Y combined skill based training and education with hands-on work experiences that focused on individual strengths and talents. Program components offered in the structured environment included: (1) employability skills training, (2) work readiness training, (3) leadership development, and (4) direct work experience. The YMCA employed a variety of delivery strategies to engage and motivate young people in identifying possible career interests and developed meaningful work experiences within the YMCA office and youth service programming. The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington worked with the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services to administer the SYEP program. Students who were eligible by the standards used by the department were selected to participate in the SYEP at the Y program. All administrative and payroll responsibilities were handled by the District of Columbia. YMCA personnel worked onsite to provide the program implementation. Work hours of the program participants were submitted to the Department of Employment Services by YMCA staff. One of the goals of the program was to promote financial literacy with two workshops offered during the six week period. The expertise of Bank of America employees were an asset in the delivery of basic money management and financial planning for the future workshops for the program participants.. The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington in partnership with the Bank of America and the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, delivered the 2012 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to 50 young people ages 16 to 21 during the Summer 2012. In response to the White House's call to action with the new initiative, Summer Jobs+, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington provided a comprehensive six-week workplace readiness, job skills development program that supported the preparation of young people for the 21st century workforce. Not just a job, the SYEP at the Y combined skill based training and education with hands-on work experiences that focused on individual strengths and talents. Program components offered in the structured environment included: (1) employability skills training, (2) work readiness training, (3) leadership development, and (4) direct work experience. The YMCA employed a variety of delivery strategies to engage and motivate young people in identifying possible career interests and developed meaningful work experiences within the YMCA office and youth service programming. The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington worked with the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services to administer the SYEP program. Students who were eligible by the standards used by the department were selected to participate in the SYEP at the Y program. All administrative and payroll responsibilities were handled by the District of Columbia. YMCA personnel worked onsite to provide the program implementation. Work hours of the program participants were submitted to the Department of Employment Services by YMCA staff. One of the goals of the program was to promote financial literacy with two workshops offered during the six week period. The expertise of Bank of America employees were an asset in the delivery of basic money management and financial planning for the future workshops for the program participants..