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"We have thoroughly enjoyed partnering with the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). We have worked with the program under the leadership of Darlene Young for the past 17 years. She has increased training opportunities for youth in the program and the training is evident when we   meet the youth. I am always proud when the youth repeat  their names and telephone numbers when they leave voice messages to connect at the onset of their summer employment. They also arrive prepared to learn and eager to work. We hired  one SYEP who has now been with us for 11 years having been promoted a couple of times during her tenure. We have recently hired the two young men who worked with us this past summer. The SYEP is a great stepping stone for experience in the working world for many youth who may not have otherwise had such an opportunity".

Sherelle Harris, MLS

Library Director

Norwalk Public Library


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Youth Employment Program,

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Mayor's Summer Youth

Employment Program,

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Norwalk Youth Gears Up for Summer Employment

June 23, 2017

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program trains young people ages 14 to 18 for jobs in the real world and matches them with employment opportunities where they can explore a profession, learn a skill, navigate in a business environment, contribute to the community and earn money. The program runs six weeks in July and August. Youth people work 25 hours a week and earn minimum wage, which is now $10.10 an hour." - The Hour

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