Des Moines Area Community College's (DMACC) Summer Youth Experience Program (SYEP) seeks to make a difference for local youth by providing them with work-readiness training and workplace experience.
Participants are then placed with an area employer for eight weeks. During this time, youth receive support from SYEP through their SYEP mentor and weekly cohort meetings. Participants leave SYEP having earned income, have the opportunity to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), and are empowered with skills and experience they can use in education and future employment.
Employers gain experience working with young people, establish a pipeline for future employees, and benefit from being a part of efforts to improve our community.
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