Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP)

Purpose of program: The Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP) is a youth employment program, connecting Connecticut youth living in the North Central Region between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer.

Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help in developing their social, civic and leadership skills.

By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, Connecticut youth are better prepared for careers of the future.

Program dates for Summer 2021: The SYELP program runs for July 1st – August 27th, 2021.


If you’re an employer interested in participating, we want to connect with you! Contact Sashauna Stewart, Youth Employment Coordinator​, at 860.899.3532 or






Youth & Young Adults

Ages 14-24