East New York Youth Ages 14-24 Can Earn Up To $1,200 Through NYC’s NeON Summer Program Apply By June 15

Posted By NYC Newswire

Submitted by Nikki Lucas

New York City has cancelled the Summer Youth Program (SYEP), but the city is launching the NeON Summer Program, which youth ages 14-24 can earn up to $1,200 for a 6 week summer program.  See the details below.  Note that the deadline to apply is June 15, 2020. The application link is at the bottom of this page.


A six-week (July 6 through August 14, 2020) remote learning summer immersion program connecting New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid learning opportunities designed to build skills to succeed in the workplace, strengthen community, and support young people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facilitated by community-based providers who specialize in employment readiness, cultural enrichment, mentorship, educational opportunities, arts programming, and mental health/wellness services —the program offers participants the opportunity to explore career interests, develop work-readiness skills, and express themselves creatively through learning experiences designed to strengthen social, civic, and leadership abilities.


NeON Summer is open to youth aged 14 to 24 years old:

  • who reside in the seven Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Harlem, Jamaica, North Staten Island, and the South Bronx (application by lottery),
  • and to all youth on probation living anywhere in New York City and other 14 to 24 year-old’s residing in the same household.

Program Components

NeON Summer will meet three days a week for three-hour sessions, totaling nine hours of virtual programming per week. Sessions will be conducted in three time slots throughout the day, to give each participant the option of participating in morning, afternoon, or evening programming. Participants will receive an additional three-hours of self-guided assignments and activities to complete offline on a weekly basis to total a 12-hour weekly commitment from each participant.

Sessions will begin with a group check in, and include group-based conversations using a curriculum presented through the lens of a personal story as told by a teen, designed to promote career readiness, communication, conflict resolution, financial literacy, self-advocacy, and additional skills to prepare youth for success. During the three-hour sessions, participants will also engage in specialized interactive program activities led by community-based providers in a diverse range of creative activities and other programming such as poetry, virtual reality, theater, culinary arts, self-reflection and more!

Weekly Curriculum

  • 4.5 hours of work readiness, career exploration and group conversation facilitated by trained staff, using scenarios written by young people as a jumping-off point for guided conversations about their futures and how to build resilience during challenging times
  • 4.5 hours of specialized interactive program activities led by community-based providers
  • 3 hours of self-guided learning


All participants will be eligible to earn stipends for their participation. Participants who attend all 12-hours of weekly programming, complete the three-hours of weekly self-guided activities, and meet other program requirements can receive up to $1,200 over the six-week period.

Application Information

Program dates: Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 14, 2020

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

Youth Residing in one of the NeON Neighborhood APPLY HERE

Youth on Probation Residing Anywhere in NYC APPLY HERE

See Full Details on the NYC NeON Summer Page

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17 thoughts on “East New York Youth Ages 14-24 Can Earn Up To $1,200 Through NYC’s NeON Summer Program Apply By June 15

  1. Naomi Yeboah Reply

    I have gotten accepted and completed the full acceptance letter, but still haven’t received any information as to when the program starts; its July 9th and the program was supposedly starting on July 6th.

    1. Jenn D Reply

      same thing happened to me, i sent them an email and still no reply… starting to think they stole my information!

    1. Jahnol Tyreek Arrington Reply

      My name is Jahnol Tyreek Arrington and I applied before the June deadline but I haven’t received an answer yet, I am going to put my mothers email down to receive a reply, thank you.

  2. Jahnol Tyreek Arrington Reply

    Today is the 10th of July and I still haven’t heard if I was accepted yet I applied before the deadline, can you please let me know if I was accepted, I am using my mothers email , but my Name is Jahnol Tyreek Arrington.

  3. O Alexander Reply

    I was really looking forward to doing this program, but received no further indication if I can do it. It would be nice if they sent us an update email so I can plan out what I can and cannot do this summer.

    1. Tahnee Simpson Reply

      My daughters applied and received an acceptance letter but no information sent yet as to when this program will start

  4. Sabrina Johnson Reply

    Good day, I am trying to apply but the form has been deactivated. When will it be activated ?

  5. Brandon Reply

    you guys say its up to the 15th but when you go to apply it says that its closed from accepting more applications. So the deadline is definitely wrong.

  6. joella torres Reply

    i just applied and i see everyone saying they didn’t get an email or acceptance letter back? how do i know i got into the program?

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