New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

David R. Jones

New York Amtersdam News URBAN AGENDA: Summer may be over, but it’s never too late to invest in our youth by David R. Jones

URBAN AGENDA: Summer may be over, but it’s never too late to invest in our youth

This fall, more young New Yorkers are heading back to school with valuable work experience under their belts, and much needed earnings in their pockets, thanks to recent significant expansion and improvements to the City’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The growth in baseline funding that allows better planning and expansion of school-based models tied to academics are changes the Community Service Society (CSS) advocated for that the City has now adopted.