Summer Youth Employment Program

United Way of Long Island is proud to run the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) funded by Bank of America, which provides high school and college students from diverse Long Island communities, with paid internships and hands-on career training. Students, ages 14-23, are employed with various non-profit host agencies in communities throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties during summer months.

2022 SYEP Supporting Agencies:

•    All Things Homecare
•     BEST Back Stretch
•     Circulo de la Hispanidad
•     Choice For All
•     EAC Network
•     Family and Children’s Association
•     LICC-Long Island Council of Churches
•     Long Island Coalition For the Homeless
•     Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association
•     Hempstead Works
•     Hispanic Counseling Center
•     Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre
•     Island Harvest
•     New York Institute of Technology
•     Northwell Health
•     NuHealth-FQHC, Inc.
•     Nassau Community College
•     NEST Food Pantry at Nassau Community College
•     Options for Community Living
•     SUNY Old Westbury
•     The Safe Center LI (TSCLI)
•     The INN-Center for Transformative Change
•     United Veterans Beacon House
•     UWLI-YouthBuild

Photo: Veronique, a 2021 SYEP participant, is now employed at Housing Help; Marc Perez, President of Bank of America Long Island and Sean, a 2021 SYEP participant who is now a full-time employee with United Way of Long Island; Alicia, a 2021 SYEP participant at Backstretch Employee Service Team of NY with Paul Ruchames, Executive Director, Backstretch Employee Service Team of NY.