Mayor Eric Adams announced that this summer the city will support a record 100,000 summer job opportunities annually for young people ages 14-24, with 90,000 of the opportunities stemming from the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and 10,000 opportunities coming from other city programs.

The 90,000 opportunities through SYEP is the largest number of jobs ever made available in the program’s 60-year history. The record number of opportunities—an increase from the previous record of nearly 75,000—is possible in part due to a $79 million investment that will be made in the mayor’s upcoming Fiscal Year 2023 Preliminary Budget.

The expansion is a key part of an overall strategy to keep the city’s youth engaged and active over the summer months when crime spikes—and is a preventive action outlined in Mayor Adams’ Blueprint to End Gun Violence.

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