Summer Jobs Program

Learn more about our famous Summer Jobs Program and how it works

What documents are required to work through the YES Summer Jobs Program?

To work a subsidized job with YES, you will need to provide your Work Permit (we keep this on file and return it at the end of the summer) and Social Security Card (we make a copy and return it to you). We will also make a copy of your school ID...

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By Ever

updated 9 months ago

Who Qualifies for the YES Summer Jobs Program?

Great question! It's a little confusing, we know. Since we have multiple funding partners, there are a few different ways you can qualify. Teens between the ages of 14-20 who live in the City of Ithaca qualify for our summer jobs program. Teens...

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By Rane Bullion

updated 9 months ago

Virtual YES interviews: everything you need to know

This article will tell you everything you need to know about signing up for and successfully getting to your virtual interview with YES. There are three parts to this process: scheduling your YES interview, confirming your interview, and joining...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

How to determine which municipality you live in

Knowing what municipality you live in is an important step in identifying which YES Services you qualify for, including the YES Summer Jobs Program. This may not be something you've thought about much in the past, so if you're not crystal clear on...

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By Ever

updated 9 months ago

YES Summer Jobs Program: important dates for 2022

Take a look at these important dates to get a better sense of the YES summer timeline.  March 14: Summer Kick-off  Our summer application launches on March 14. We’ll also begin scheduling interviews for applicants on this date. As an applicant, y...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

I applied, interviewed, and submitted my docs before the deadline. Am I guaranteed a job?

We wish we could put every interested teen to work through our program! Unfortunately, we usually have more teens apply than we have funding to support. Additionally, our funding sources have different eligibility requirements and different...

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By Ever

updated 8 months ago

What is the TSYEP application?

YES uses a variety of funding sources to put teens in the community to work every summer, and the Tompkins Summer Youth Employment Program (TSYEP) is one of those sources. TSYEP was created specifically to help teens from low-income households and...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

Declining Your Summer Job

If you received a job offer from YES and do not intend to accept it, it’s important that you let the YES staff know as soon as possible. There are many teens on our waitlist, and your prompt communication allows us to offer the job you declined...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago

What is YES Kickstart Training?

If you’ve received a job offer letter from YES, you’ll have noticed that in addition to your YES orientation session, you’ve also been assigned to a “kickstart training.” The kickstart is an additional session of training you’ll complete with the...

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By Ben Katz

updated 5 months ago