The City of Albany’s Summer Youth Employment Program “LIGHT” is a nationally recognized summer youth employment program that connects young people ages 14 to 18 years with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience during the months of July and August. Exposing youth to the local job market and career pathways will allow our youth to develop lifelong skills and best practices for their careers.
Over the past 30 years, over 150 businesses have joined our SYEP network to provide meaningful work experiences for youth participants. Worksites have consisted of city, county and state public and private businesses in Albany, as well as not-for-profits, summer camps and community driven initiatives. Download the worksite recruitment flyer (PDF).
This year’s program will run from Monday, July 10th to Friday, August 11th, 2023. Participants will work 20 hours per week for 5 weeks totaling 100 hours. Enrichment will take place the first week of the program, July 10th-July 14th.
We ask you, if you’re interested in helping mold the workforce of the future please complete the form below.