During the summer, FYI employs young people through the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development’s (DYCD) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This 6 week program offers young people an opportunity to gain a sense of professionalism and on-the-job-training. The participants are paid through DYCD and work twenty five hours per week.
FYI’s main job placement is summer day camp counselor. Additional jobs are tailored to meet the particular needs and/or organizational capacity in any given year. Along with gaining on-the-job experience, SYEP youth attend several educational workshops.