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 2024

  • Applications Open: February 1, 2024
  • Deadline for Application Submissions: Extended until positions are filled
  • Parent Orientations: Optional -Recorded Video   
  • Program Provider Fair (Eligible Youth Only): Virtual, May 2024
  • First Day of Work: July 8, 2024
  • Last Day of Work: August 16, 2024

*Applications will be accepted February 1, 2024 until all positions are filled.  Once positions are filled applicants will be placed on the WAIT list and contacted pending any openings. 

*If you are contacted by a SOOP/SYEP staff person to re-upload your documents, your application will continue to move forward in the process.