Thank You SYEP Youth!

 

“When walking around the executive offices, one can see and feel the energy and enthusiasm the 27 SYEP individuals have added,” said WellLife Network President Sherry Tucker. “In addition to their contributions in getting time-sensitive, important projects completed, they have reinforced the value of the positive impact initiatives like this can have on the office culture. We look forward to speaking with the participants about their experiences, sharing opportunities in healthcare and encouraging them to ultimately join the WellLife Network family as full-time employees.

 

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. As an approved partner of the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), WellLife Network is proud to provide eight unique work sites for SYEP youth across New York City. The internship experience encourages participants to enhance their communication skills, develop leadership qualities and improve awareness of career paths through practical, hands-on experiences in the health and human services field.

 

The youth provide clerical assistance and office support in various WellLife Network administrative and operational departments, including: Human Resources,  Entitlements and Eligibility Services, Quality Assurance, Information Technology, Accounts Payable, Medical Records and Care Coordination. Pythagore, who entered demographic information in our system, commented, “I'm learning the workings of WellLife Network and of general office work. This has been a great experience.”

 

WellLife Network also partnered with the Henry Street Settlement and the Police Athletic League to develop appropriate and nurturing placements for the youth. SYEP is funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). 

 

For more information about the SYEP program go to: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/jobs-internships/summer-youth-employment-program-syep.page

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