Each year HCS provides summer work opportunities for youths between the ages of 14 and 24 through the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Though this unique program, youth are selected through a random drawing of applicants. Selected applicants then attend a career fair where they can learn about various organizations that they might be interested in exploring career opportunities with. Youth who are interested in HCS, sign up and then come in for an orientation to begin the summer work program at our centers. Because of HCS large senior program, youth that come to work at the centers also have a chance to interact with the elders in our community.
The goal of SYEP is to allow the youth in our community to have a chance to gain real-life work-related experience and to develop social, civic and leadership skills. At the same time, these youth receive invaluable mentorship and guidance from staff at HCS.