Welcome to the Summer Youth Employment Program 2024!



Please visit this page periodically for updates on the 2024 Summer Youth Employment Program

The Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (DCWIB) is now accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

SYEP is a first come first serve program for youth who meet eligibility requirements. SYEP participants can earn $15.00 per hour for up to 25 hours per week.

Youth programs that participated in the 2023 SYEP include The Art Effect (Spark Studio & MadLab), The Boys and Girls ClubCornell Cooperative Ext (Green Teen), Family ServicesNorth 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, 2024, 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 2024 Universal Application 



Employment period is July and August 2024


Original, signed applications may be dropped off or mailed to:
Dutchess One Stop, 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


Emailed to laura@dcworks.co

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 2024 Summer Youth Employment Program through the 
Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board 
and the Department of Community and Family Services