[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”22133″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://myfox8.com/2019/11/05/winston-salem-officials-to-address-teen-violence-in-city-after-murder-of-2-teens/?goal=0_fc3343e506-b362a5387e-&mc_cid=b362a5387e&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]At the Winston-Salem Urban League, we’re always thinking of ways to keep our community safe. We know that investing in opportunities for teens not only improves their prospects for the future but helps to reduce teen violence.
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXRRwQoffDw&feature=youtu.be” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Forsyth Tech’s Small Business Center hosted teens from the Urban League’s Summer Youth Employment Program this summer. Check out Allan Younger’s interview with our SYEP teens![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
That’s right! WXII covered our Summer Youth Program. This amazing program, funded by the City of Winston-Salem, allows low-moderate income teens, ages 15-19 to intern at local businesses throughout Winston-Salem. They receive stipends while gaining paths to career opportunity!
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WSUL Applauds City Finance Committee Support of Teen Jobs Program; Extends Application Deadline
The Winston-Salem Urban League (WSUL) applauds the decision by the Winston-Salem City Council Finance Committee to recommend the City Council increase the budget for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) by $50,000. The proposal, by Councilman Derwin Montgomery, would increase program participation from 100 teens to approximately 135 teens.
In consideration of the potential increase, WSUL is extending the application deadline to 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 23rd.
SYEP, a partnership between the City of Winston-Salem and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, is an opportunity for low-moderate income students, ages 15-19, to gain mentorship, job skills and real life on the job experience. The program exclusively serves low-moderate income teenagers (click here to see a family income eligibility schedule).
James Perry, WSUL CEO remarked, “The Finance Committee, at Councilman Montgomery’s urging, heard the community’s call. This program plays an integral role in lowering the crime rate in Winston-Salem. Increasing participation in the Summer Youth Employment Program keeps teenagers out of harms way and sets them on a clear career path to success. I know, because I personally benefitted from a similar program as a teen. We applaud the efforts of the Finance Committee.”
Students and parents can click here to download the application.
Businesses and non-profit organizations interested in hosting student interns can apply here.
Applicants may continue to submit applications until 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 23rd. Applications must be received by mail or hand delivery at:
The Winston-Salem Urban League
201 West 5th Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101