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Summer Youth Employment Program



Each year, the City of Takoma Park partners with local businesses and non-profit organizations to provide meaningful job opportunities for Takoma Park youth ages 16-21. The program provides an enriching employment experience by building job readiness skills and providing money management education.

Youth employees will be able to: 

  • Take the first solid steps towards exploring future careers
  •  Earn their own wages
  • Develop a network of professionals to support them in achieving goals.

Attending the Interest Meeting is mandatory in order to participate in the Summer Youth Employment program. The meeting will be held:


2024 SYEP Youth Interest Meeting
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Community Center Azalea Room


Check out the stories of previous youth employees! 

Kamilla Sorenson with Let’s Play America: https://bit.ly/KamillaSYEP23

Bintou Sangare with the Takoma Park Library: https://bit.ly/BintouSYEP23 

Key Program Dates
DateProgram Event
Friday, January 5Deadline for local business to express interest in participating in the program
Wednesday, February 21Youth Interest Meeting
March 18-22First Round Interviews
Wednesday, April 17Round-Robin Matching Interviews
April 21-26Matches and conditional offer letters sent to participants
Saturday, June 15SYEP Boot Camp Training (virtual)
Friday, June 21CPR/First Aid Training (in-person)
Monday, June 24First day of work for participants
July 15-27Mid-summer site check-ins
Saturday, August 17Last day of work for participants

Thank you to our current SYEP Host Organizations!

Program Contacts

Haven Rhodd, Teen Program Supervisor 

E: havenr@takomaparkmd.gov

P: 301-891-7284 

Chris Parker, Recreation Program Manager 

E: christopherp@takomaparkmd.gov 

P: 301-891-7282


Recreation Sections