Mayor: $79 million investment into Summer Youth Employment Program to create 100,000 jobs
Mayor Eric Adams announced an investment of $79 million to the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which he says will create 100,000 new jobs.
The mayor said jobs for 14- to 24-year-olds will be available in small businesses, nonprofits, city agencies and more.
“We’re opening the doors of opportunity for our sons and daughters of the city that have historically witnessed those doors being shut in their faces— we're kicking those doors open,” Adams said.
Maimonides Hospital President Ken Gibbs says the Brooklyn medical center already has 4,000 alums of the Summer Youth Employment Program.
“It’s meaningful work, it’s learning your work life can be part of contributing to the community,” Gibbs says.
Jacob is a senior at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music who has already taken part in the program. He says it’s given him a head start in the engineering field.
“Time management, financial literacy, interpersonal skills, networking with industry professionals are important in order to be successful in any career,” he says.
The New York City Summer Youth Employment Program is the largest program of its kind in the nation.