Some NYC young people could earn up to $1,200 preparing for future jobs.
The city just released news of a summer program called “NeON (Neighborhood Opportunity Network) Summer.” The program will give New Yorkers in certain neighborhoods between 14 and 24 years of age the opportunity to be paid to learn.
The programs help “build skills to succeed in the workplace, strengthen community, and support young people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.” It’s a six-week-long summer program which will help participants think about career options, develop work skills, and use the program as a creative outlet. The courses were created to “strengthen social, civic, and leadership abilities.” According to a press release, they will receive stipends for their work, up to $1,200.
Eligible young New Yorkers include:
- Those who live in the seven Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Harlem, Jamaica, North Staten Island, and the South Bronx (application by lottery)
- Those who live in the 27 “hardest-hit” COVID-19 communities (application by lottery)
- And all youth on probation living anywhere in New York City and other 14 to 24 year-old’s residing in the same household
The deadline for those in the “hardest-hit” COVID-19 communities was last week, but you still have a day to apply for those living in NeON Neighborhoods and NYC Youth Connected to Probation (the deadline is today, June 15).
Of course, this news comes after the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) was suspended due to COVID-19 safety and budget reasons.
In other news: New York City Public Pools May Still Open This Summer
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