Apply for Summer Youth Employment Opportunities

Mayor Lovely A. Warren and the City of Rochester, Monroe County and RochesterWorks invite youth between the ages of 14 and 20 to apply for the City’s Summer of Opportunity Program (SOOP) and RochesterWorks! Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

These two programs provide summer-long career exploration and paid employment opportunities for youth who are currently enrolled in middle or high school, or who are actively pursuing their high school equivalency diploma. Interested youth may apply online for both programs beginning Sun., March 1 through Thurs., March 26 at 11:59 p.m. In addition to the online application, applicants must submit a copy of their Social Security card, work permit, most recent report card and photo ID. 

A printed application signature report page must also be signed by a parent or guardian and submitted. Supporting documentation will be accepted at Adams Community Center, 85 Adams St., beginning March 16 through March 27. 

Documents will only be accepted from 4 – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information, or to apply for SOOP or SYEP, please visit