Youth Employment Program 2024
What is YEP?
The Youth Employment Program (YEP) connects eligible youth with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences. Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help in developing their social, civic, and leaderships skills. In addition to a job, youth also participate in work-readiness, leadership, and financial literacy training. By participating in structured work-based opportunities, youth are better prepared for careers in the future. This program will run from January - June 2024.
The program is open to youth ages 18-20 who are not currently attending high school. The hourly wage will be $17 an hour and you will work up to 30 hours a week. You will be placed at different worksites throughout Nassau County.
YEP Eligibility Form
THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION
Do you live in the Town of Hempstead or City of Long Beach?
Are you between the ages of 18 and 20?
Are you a high school student?
Are you presently receiving or are a member of a family receiving cash welfare or receives an income that does not exceed 200% of the federal income poverty guidelines (for more information, please click on buttton below:
Please scroll down to see your eligibility. If you are eligible, you will need to submit the application in the link provided.
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Who Can Apply?
YEP is open to youth who:
Reside in the Town of Hempstead or City of Long Beach;
Are 18-20 years old;
Eligible to work in the U.S.; and
Receiving, or is a member of a family receiving cash welfare or receives an income that does not exceed 200% of the federal income poverty guidelines (for more information, please see here for guidelines.)
A foster child
Thank you for submitting this form
Based on your responses, it does not appear like you are eligible for the Youth Employment Program. At HempsteadWorks, we have a variety of other services and programs for youth. Please visit our Youth Services page for more information or call us at 516-485-5000.
Thank you for submitting this form.
Based on your responses, it appears like you may be eligible for the Youth Employment Program. Please follow instructions below to proceed with the application process.
Download the YEP Application here. Once completed, please bring with you the YEP Application and following documents to our office Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:00 pm. If you are 18 – 19 years old and attending High School, your parent or legal guardian must come with you.:
A Copy of your Birth Certificate
A copy of your Social Security Card
Proof of disability, if applicable
Proof of income (for more information, please refer to TANF Poverty Guidelines here)
Valid Alien Registration Card (US Resident for last 5 years)
Valid Driver’s License, Learner’s Permit, New York State ID, School ID with photograph
Please note: If you are found eligible for the program, you will have to get a physical examination and pass a drug test. If you are under age 18, a parent/guardian must accompany you to get your physical and drug test.