Mayor Willie W. Herenton is pleased to announce that the City of Memphis will sponsor a summer enrichment and employment program for the city's youth. The Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for 2007 is now a major component of Memphis Youth Achieve—a new effort by the City of Memphis designed to ensure that the needs and aspirations of Memphis's youths are better served year-round.
Resident of City of Memphis
Must be 14 years old on or before June 11, 2007
Must not become 18 years old on or before August 3, 2007
Youths 18 to 21 may register, but only for possible referral to private sector employers or to agencies and organizations that may provide assistance in locating positions or training.
June 11 through August 3 (eight weeks)
March 26 through April 13.
Online registration will be available March 26th. (use link below instead of www.ebusinesstest.memphistn.gov -- part of the url for ebusiness is missing.)
Follow link to Memphis Youth Achieve.
Online Registration (starts on Monday, March 26, 2007)
Selection by Lottery:
Prospective participants in the Mayor's SYEP shall be chosen by lottery from the registrants. Success in the lottery does not guarantee participation in the summer program. Those unsuccessful in the initial lottery will be placed on a waiting list ranked by lottery number.
For the eight-week period.
Fourteen and fifteen year-old participants will receive stipends of $5.15 per hour for 20 hours per week
Sixteen and seventeen year-old participants will receive stipends of $6.00 per hour for 30 hours per week
Thurman Northcross, Manager of Youth Services
Office of Youth Services and Community Affairs
City of Memphis
125 N. Main Street, Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103
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