About the SYEP Program

The Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) offers County youth and young adults ages 14 to 22 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences in community organizations, private sector companies, and government agencies. 

We strive to provide young people with the opportunity to:

  • Learn new job skills while working 
  • Experience professional development opportunities
  • Gain exposure to a diverse range of careers 
  • Participate in job readiness training 
  • Network with industry leaders 
  • Build your positive working relationships
  • Earn pay for meaningful and rewarding work experiences


Check out our Getting Prepared Guide that's full of tips and information to help you get ready for the summer program.


Applications will be accepted March 1 - March 31. 


The application acceptance period for the SYEP has closed! 

Follow us on social media platforms @PGCSYEP to stay connected.

How old will you be on July 1st? Select the appropriate age group:

  • 14 & 15 - Closed
  • 16 & 17 - Closed
  • 18 to 22 - Closed

Need additional help? Here are 6 Steps to Application Completion for guidance.


Eligible SYEP candidates will be entered into a random lottery to receive an offer for an employment assignment. Employment assignment offers will continue to be extended to randomly selected eligible youth until all positions are filled. Former participants who have demonstrated exemplary performance may be requested by a host site.


DateProgram Event
March 1, 2022Application Open
March 31, 2022Applications Closes
April 6-8, 2022Eligibility & Next Step Notices Sent to Candidates*
April 11-29, 2022Selection & Placement & Offer Notices*
May 25 - June 24, 2022Onboarding and Orientation Sessions
June 30, 2022Kick-off Celebration
July 5, 2022SYEP Program Begins
August 12, 2022SYEP Program Ends
August 12, 2022Closing Event Celebration

*Applicants should check their email for notifications.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about SYEP? Our 2022 SYEP FAQs should address most of your questions. If you have additional questions, please contact syep@co.pg.md.us