LARGO, MD – The Prince George's County Government, together with the Prince George's Community College (PGCC), the Greater Prince George's County Business Roundtable, the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, the Prince George's County Public Schools and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), seek enthusiastic and dedicated students to participate in the County's Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) for 2014. Prince George's County Government is offering a six-week, entry-level introduction to public service for youth ages 15 - 19 who reside in Prince George's County. This initiative will provide enriching and constructive summer work experiences in various departments and agencies throughout County Government.
“We are committed to ensuring that our youth are engaged in meaningful activities during the summer months,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “Job opportunities for youth equate to more than just giving them something to do and earning extra cash; these opportunities educate and inspire them to think about their future careers, introduce them to potential mentors, and provide memories and lessons that last a lifetime. I am grateful to the Prince George’s County Office Of Human Resources Management, PGCC, PGCPS, M-NCPPC, along with the Business Roundtable and Chamber of Commerce, for their collaboration and support of this critical program. As vested stakeholders to the future of this County, we must invest in our youth now and do everything in our power to provide economic and educational opportunities to them.”
In order to provide employment opportunities to as many youth as possible, youth will be able to work a maximum of two years in the Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. In order to qualify for the County Government's Program, applicants must be a resident of Prince George's County and between the ages of 15 and 19 by June 30, 2014. Only on-line applications will be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 21, 2014. More information can be found at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/summeryouth/Pages/default.aspx. Applications can be found here.