The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) application deadline was extended by two weeks to Friday, May 6. Nearly 130,000 young people have applied so far, and the extension will give even more youth and families time to vie for the unprecedented number of opportunities available this summer. SYEP supporting materials are being updated to reflect the new deadline, and we are getting the word out to New Yorkers through our usual communications channels, including the DYCD website, a press release, provider notifications, social media, and Community Connect. Please continue to promote SYEP and the application among your networks by referring New Yorkers to nyc.gov/syep or by using the attached PDF. There is also time left for employers interested in becoming worksites; refer them to the Hire NYC Youth site for information and an application.
Meanwhile, SYEP Week (April 25 - April 29) kicked off on Monday. The primary focus of the social media campaign is to promote the extended application period, and reach as many stakeholders as possible (including young people, parents, employers, and providers) and encourage them to play a role in this year’s historic program. Youth will have the chance to win an iPad by sharing personal SYEP experiences on their social media platforms using #mySYEPstory; special recognition will also be given to providers and employers whose stories best capture the spirit of SYEP. The process of collecting these uplifting narratives will help DYCD identify high-profile alumni who can be highlighted as part of SYEP’s 60th anniversary in 2023.
Also on Monday, enrollment began for Summer Rising, which is expected to serve a record 110,000 young people in kindergarten through eighth grade. New Yorkers will be directed to the Summer Rising website (nyc.gov/summerrising), which has details of the program in multiple languages, frequently asked questions, program locations, and a calendar. The link to the enrollment portal will be added to the page and will go live on Monday. DYCD is partnering with DOE to promote the program through press; communications to providers (via DYCD Connect), parents, principals, and superintendents; social media; and the DYCD newsletter, to name a few.
Don't forget our COMET meeting on Monday, 5/2.
The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Street Fair this Saturday, 4/30. The vendors will be setting up on Grand Avenue from 69th Street to approximately 71st Street or as far as the sewer construction job allows. The event will run from noon to 5:00 pm.
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please see attached Wanted Flyer for a burglary which occurred on 4/21/22 at approx. 1440 hours inside 86-xx 56 Ave. in the confines of the 110 Pct. The perpetrators forced open the front door and removed a large amount of USC and jewelry. They fled southbound on Van Horn St. to parts unknown. Any information should be forwarded to the 110 Detective Squad.
David S. Saponieri
Detective, 110th Precinct
Maspeth Federal's parking lot at 69th Street/Grand Avenue
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104th/108th/110th Precincts & COMET
We just heard a resident's car was broken into in his community drive at about 5:30 this morning. A neighbor's camera showed a male on a bike wearing a hoodie. It is unknown at this time if the car was locked. The victim will report the crime to the 104th Precinct later today.
Please keep your car locked and don't leave anything inside no matter where you park. Apparently community driveways or private driveways do not deter thieves.
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