TeensWork Alachua Summer Youth Employment

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


When will the SYEP applications be available?

How do I qualify for SYEP?

Do I have to pay any fees to apply or work for SYEP?

How do I apply for SYEP?

When is the deadline to submit a complete SYEP application?

When will SYEP start?

Can I submit more than one SYEP application?

Will I receive a receipt confirming that I have submitted an SYEP application?

How will SYEP applicants be selected?

How does the lottery work?

How will I know if I am selected to participate in SYEP?

Besides an SYEP application, what other documentation is required?

How much does SYEP pay?

How will I be paid?

What will my work week consist of?

Can I work on weekends?

Can I work overtime?

Can I attend summer school and also participate in SYEP?

What type of summer jobs are available?

Does SYEP offer jobs outside of Alachua County?


When will the SYEP applications be available?

SYEP registration is online. There are no paper applications available for this program. All interested youth must visit the website to register. The registration form can be accessed at: mblistings.org   Back to top

How do I qualify for SYEP?

In order for a youth to qualify, they must reside within the district limits of Alachua County Florida, be between 14-18 years of age, and eligible to work in the US.  Back to top

Do I have to pay any fees to apply or work for SYEP?

There are no fees associated with participation in the SYEP. Back to top

How do I apply for SYEP?

Visit: mblistings.org and complete the application online. All applications must be submitted through the MB Listings.org Website. Back to top

When is the deadline to submit a complete SYEP application?

Online SYEP registrations will be available March 2022 through April 2022. Back to top

When will SYEP start?

The SYEP will start date is tentatively scheduled for June 1, 2022. Back to top

Can I submit more than one SYEP application?

Does it increase my chances to be selected for a job? No, only the first application submitted will be accepted. Back to top

Will I receive a receipt confirming that I have submitted an SYEP application?

Yes. If you are submitting an online application, you will receive an email confirmation. Back to top

How will SYEP applicants be selected?

Minority Business Listings Inc. and CareerSource North Central Florida Youth Employment Program will conduct a lottery of completed applications to determine whether applicants can participate. Back to top

How does the lottery work?

Applicants submitting a completed application to the MB Listings Inc. Summer Youth Employment Program website, are placed into a pool for potential selection. The computer system will randomly select completed applications submitted to the Summer Youth Employment Program registration site. Back to top

How will I know if I am selected to participate in SYEP?

All selected youth through the lottery will be contacted by email. To be notified, it is necessary that you provide your correct contact information (address, telephone number, email address). Back to top

Besides an SYEP application, what other documentation is required?

If you are selected for a Summer Youth Employment Program position, you will need to also provide two (2) character references to include contact information of person providing the reference, verification of age, verification of citizenship or work visa if applicable, verification of address. Back to top

How much does SYEP pay?

Participants will earn $10.00 an hour and may work up to 25 hours per week for a 6 week period. Back to top

How will I be paid?

Summer Youth Employment Program participants are paid direct deposit to the participating banks or current personal bank accounts every two weeks. Back to top

What will my work week consist of?

Your summer job hours will consist of work hours scheduled, developed and provided by the worksite to which you are assigned. Back to top

Can I work on weekends?

Work on weekends is permitted but it is up to your job assignment and the worksite. Your total hours for the Summer Youth Employment Program cannot exceed 25 hours per week for up to 6 weeks per summer. Back to top

Can I work overtime?

No. Summer Youth Employment Program will not pay for overtime. If you are asked by the worksite to work overtime, you must inform your Summer Youth Employment Program’s field manager immediately. Back to top

Can I attend summer school and also participate in SYEP?

Yes. However, this is up to your Summer Youth Employment Program worksite and whether they can arrange a schedule that accommodates both work and school. Back to top

What type of summer jobs are available?

The Summer Youth Employment Program will offered jobs as clerical, hospital, camp, cultural arts, teacher aides in government and nonprofit agencies. The Summer Youth Employment Program providers may also provide jobs in private, for-profit companies in a variety of industries. Back to top

Does SYEP offer jobs outside of Alachua County?

No. The Summer Youth Employment Program does not offer jobs out of Alachua County. Back to top