2023 Summer Youth Employment Program Recap

Sep 28, 2023 | Press Release

The 2023 Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) wrapped up another exciting summer with 138 high school students having gained meaningful work experience while earning a paycheck. Funded by the Lake County Board, the program offers students a paid, part-time work experience. For most student workers, this represents their first job.

138 students were placed at 24 sites, including a mix of nonprofit organizations, local municipalities, Lake County government, and private or community-based organizations throughout Lake County. Students worked in various areas during this six-week program, including office support, day camp programs, and indoor/outdoor maintenance. Student workers earned $11 per hour for 20-25 hours per week.