Thank you for your interest in our six weeks paid work experience programs for youth ages 14-20 who live in the City of Rochester and Monroe County.  To learn more about the program and application process please click the links below and contact us if you have questions.

Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we are modifying Document Collection for the Summer of Opportunity Program and the Summer Youth Employment Program. 

Important Dates 2022

  • Applications Open: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • Deadline for Application Submissions: March 25, 2022
  • Parent Orientations: Optional – Live webinar on January 26, 2022
  • Deadline for Youth to Submit Documentation: Thursday, March 31, 2022*
  • Program Provider Fair (Eligible Youth Only): Virtual, May 2022
  • First Day of Work: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
  • Last Day of Work: Friday, August 12, 2022

*Documents received after the March 31st deadline will be placed on hold.  Applicants will be given consideration for positions based on availability. If you were contacted by a SOOP/SYEP staff person to re-upload your documents, your application will continue to move forward in the process.