"Building bridges to meaningful employment for Champaign's youth."

Check out the short video we put together for last year's SYEP Kick-Off Celebration. Thanks to all who participated in the filming and production.

Special thanks to Ambler Video for putting the whole thing together. 


BREAKING NEWS! - We changed our name! We are now a year-round program and even though our major focus will still be summer employment, we wanted our name to reflect the idea that we are working all year to help our students achieve their career goals. Check out the About Us tab at the top for more information on our new identity as Youth Employment Services! 

Applicant Updates: We have started sending out status letters and have accepted the first 20 students for Summer 2017! 

Spring Applications: Applications are still available at both high schools. The due date is February 27. Spots are limited, so get them turned in as quickly as possible! And be sure all necessary paperwork is attached. Application missing the necessary paperwork will not be processed. 

2017 Dates: Get these important event dates on your calendars now so you don't miss the fun! We'll have updated times and locations shortly!

  • Joint Career Fair (YES, Urbana SYEP, and CARE4U) - April 19, 2017 

  • Kick-Off Celebration - June 5, 2017 (if we use all our snow days, back-up date is June 6, 2017)

  • Training/Orientation - June 6-June 16, 2017

  • Work Dates - June 19-July 29, 2017

  • Closing Ceremony - July 31, 2017

The Road Map

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You can also find past issues under the Archives tab at the top of the page. 

Don't Miss Out:

We have several events happening over the next month, so make sure you're in the loop!

February 27 - Student Applications Due

March 9, 13, & 14 - Worksite Mentor (Employer) Training Sessions

March 17 - All applicants notified of status

Check back often to see when things are added or follow us on Facebook to get all the latest alerts! 

Thank you to our partners!