What is the Summer Youth Employment Program?

The Summer Youth Employment Program provides subsidized job opportunities for youth ages 14 to 21 who meet eligibility guidelines and can provide required documentation. Youth are placed on jobs in the private, public and non-profit worksites during the summer months to gain meaningful work experience.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE for the SummerYouth Work Experience Program?

Income:  Does your family receive Medicaid, SNAP Benefits (NOT PEBT), Family Assistance, SSI or HEAP? If not, is your annual household income at or below:

                  HOUSEHOLD SIZE                   YEARLY INCOME:

                                        1                                              $27,180

                                        2                                                36,620

                                        3                                                46,060

                                        4                                                55,500

                                        5                                                64,940

                                        6                                                74,380

                                        7                                                83,820

                                        8                                                93,260

For family units with more than eight members add $9,440 annually for each additional family member.

Age:  Are you between the ages of 14 and 20?

If you answered “yes” to the above questions, you may qualify for the Summer Youth Work Experience Program. Click here to download the application.

Let us know if you are interested in participating in this program, you may also call or email Jody Cheney at (716) 487-5171 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You will be sent an Eligibility Packet to fill out and return in a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  The applicaltion must be returned by the DUE DATE or May 20, 2022 for inclusion into the program.

Completion of the Eligibility Packet does not guarantee placement into the program.  Opportunities are limited and based on established priorities.  Once we determine if you would be an eligible candidate, we will contact you, either by phone or email, at the telephone number/email address you provided in your Participant Information Packet (so please make sure you indicate a valid telephone number/email address).  At that time, you will be given additional information.

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