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April 2022 Summer Youth Employment

In this College and Career Planning edition, we focus on summer opportunities for students.

The Summer Intensive English Language Program (SIELP) is a College Now opportunity for multilingual learners to earn college credits, make new friends, and improve their English skills. Share this interest form with your students and have them complete it by April 14, 2022. Additionally, NYC has invested a lot of money to create 100,000 jobs for young people, a record 90,000 for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Encourage your students to apply by April 22, 2022. Students can also sign-up for 1-1 advising if they need support completing the SYEP application or if they have other general postsecondary planning questions. For more resources, visit our website

Top Tips

  1. Share this interest form with your students and have them complete it by April 14, 2022.
  2.  Encourage your students to apply to Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) by April 22, 2022.
  3. Students can also sign-up for 1-1 advising if they need support completing the SYEP application.

April To-Do List 

Events, Resources & Deadlines listed by due dates.

Remember To

✓ Use the FAFSA  and TAP completion data to follow up with seniors who have not completed their financial aid forms and support students with verification. Refer to more resources here.

✓ Support seniors with advocacy calls for opportunity programs, verification process and assist eligible students in beginning to fill out the NYS DREAM Act eligibility application (which will need to be finalized once students have graduated and can submit evidence of graduation).

✓ Encourage students to connect 1-1 with an online college and career advisor to ask questions after school and on weekends for free. 

✓ Visit the CUNY Future Student Enrollment Guide to support admitted students with financial aid, advisement, and support programs.

✓ Plan and execute junior 1:1 meetings to share the action plan for a successful application process next fall.

✓ Encourage seniors to apply for the 2022 Yankees-Stonewall Scholarship by April 15. These $10,000 college scholarships celebrate the achievements of New York City public school graduating seniors who have demonstrated strong academic achievement and impactful support of the LGBTQ community.

✓ Encourage students to attend the following workshops tailored for immigrant students: Interview Workshop on April 12 and Mock Interview Workshops in English and Spanish April 19– 21. Hosted by the office of Division of Multilingual Learners and City University of New York (CUNY).

✓ Encourage students to sign-up for the Summer Intensive English Language Program (SIELP) College Now opportunity for multilingual learners to earn college credits and improve their English skills by April 14, 2022. 

✓ Encourage students to apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) by April 22, 2022.

Events

✓ Attend Office hours on Tuesday(s) at 9:30 am to get postsecondary planning technical support on STARS. 

✓ Attend a CUNY ExplorersInformation Session on April 6 at 11 am via Zoom to learn about virtual experiences for 9th and 10th graders. 

✓ Apply for a grant to attend the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) Annual Conference by April 7. This year’s conference will be held June 7-10 at  Utica University. This is an exciting opportunity to reconnect with colleagues who serve college-bound students throughout New York State. 

Apply for the principal for a Day program by May 19. The program pairs business and civic leaders with host schools for one-day partnerships. Participating schools will be first in line for the Ladders for Leaders SYEP placements next year. 

✓ Register for Postsecondary Planning Professional Learning Credential spring offerings.

Resources

✓ This spring help your students plant seeds in their school. GrowNYC School Gardens has donation seeds for DOE K-12 public schools in NYC. Register here and email schoolgardens@grownyc.org for questions.

✓ Sign-up to become The New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) and The College Access Consortium of New York (CACNY)  members. Every NYC High School is eligible for 2 FREE memberships, the Office of Postsecondary Readiness is proud to sponsor the memberships for 400+ high schools.

✓ Contact your College and Career Planning point person on our team for additional support with postsecondary planning support.


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