Uniondale, NY —Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, the Nassau County Office of Youth Services and Nassau County Youth Court Director Arianne Reyer announced the launch of the 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at the Mitchell Field Athletic Complex Field House, located at 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, NY.
Through the support of the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Nassau County Department of Social Services, Gateway Youth Outreach, Bank of America and the United Way, 70 young people will be employed at community-based agencies throughout Nassau County for the months of July and August 2018.
“We cannot underestimate the importance of youth programs which act as a change agent in the lives of many young people,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “It helps foster growth and continued success.”
This initiative has received additional support and sponsorship from the Nassau County Police Department, Target, Staples, Chick-fil-A, Home Depot, EAC, New Horizons, HAB Bank, New York Cosmos, YES Community Counseling Center and Long Island Nets.
The program will kick off with an On-Boarding Day where the participants will be greeted by County Executive Laura Curran, Deputy County Executive Kyle Rose-Louder, and Commissioner of Human Services Carolyn McCummings. Our county’s youth will be engaged with presentations on a range of relevant topics including proper work attire, resume writing, conduct in the workplace, and financial literacy.
Presenters include subject-matter experts representing Nassau County’s Office of Human Rights, Minority Affairs, Comptroller’s Office as well as TD Bank, HAB Bank and Viacom Corp.