The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) gives Trenton youth ages 16-21 access to summer employment with a local nonprofit, private business, or city government. SYEP is a partnership with the City of Trenton, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Millhill Child & Family Development.
Why partner with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program?
- The opportunity to prepare youth for the workforce
- Dedicated and trained youth intern for 6 weeks
- Benefit from youth perspective and leverage their social media expertise
- Financial assistance provided for 501c(3) organizations to cover summer internship costs
Are you an employer interested in partnering with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment program by employing Trenton youth?
By enrolling in the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program, you receive:
- A summer job placement at a local nonprofit or business in the culinary, arts, education, business, legal, or nonprofit fields.
- A stipend for your work
- Job readiness training from Rider University
- Clothing voucher for workplace attire
Trenton residents residents between the ages of 16-21, please click here to complete the youth application form »
Please note, youth must also complete a free one day job readiness training to be in the program. Additionally, to complete your application, you will need to upload your resume. An example template has been provided.
Through a collaborative partnership between the City of Trenton, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Millhill Child & Family Development funds are being raised and allocated to the Millhill Foundation to cover the costs of employing youth.
If you are a private business or other entity that wants to partner with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program but cannot host a youth this summer we ask you to kindly consider making a donation to the program.
Employing one youth at a nonprofit partner costs $2,000, which includes the costs of the job readiness training at Rider University, a stipend paid to youth during their employment, and program support, which includes job placement consultation, interview coaching and mentoring.
Over the past two summers, 300+ Trenton youth have received job placements with over 20 different employers via their enrollment with Millhill or the City of Trenton.
If you would like to sponsor a youth, please make a donation directly to the Millhill Foundation by clicking on the “Donate Now” button below. The Millhill Foundation is a separate 501c(3) organization established in 2002. Thank you!