With the Winston-Salem City Council Finance Committee set to recommend that City Council increase the budget for the Summer Youth Employment Program, the Winston-Salem Urban League will be extending the deadline for applying to the program. The proposal, by Councilman Derwin Montgomery, would increase program budget to $50,000 and raise the number of young people who can participate from 100 to 135. the deadline has been extended to to 4:00pm on Thursday, June 23rd.
SYEP, a partnership between the City of Winston-Salem and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, is an opportunity for low-moderate income students, ages 15-19, to gain mentorship, job skills and real life on the job experience. The program exclusively serves low-moderate income teenagers (You can click HERE to see a family income eligibility schedule).
James Perry, WSUL CEO remarked, “The Finance Committee, at Councilman Montgomery’s urging heard the community’s call. This program plays an integral role in lowering the crime rate in Winston-Salem. Increasing participation in the Summer Youth Employment Program keeps teenagers out of harms way and sets them on a clear career path to success. I know, because I personally benefited from a similar program as a teen. We applaud the efforts of the Finance Committee.”
Students and parents can click HERE to download the application.
Businesses and non-profit organizations interested in hosting student interns can apply HERE.
Applicants may continue to submit applications until 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 23rd. Applications must be received by mail or hand delivered to:
The Winston-Salem Urban League
201 West 5th Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101