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The CareerHub 2023 Summer Youth Earn & Learn Employment Program (SYELEP) application. Applications are being accepted and will close effective April 20, 2023 at 4:00 pm EST.

You will only be notified of the status of your application by email. We cannot guarantee a response if your application is not submitted using a private email.


To submit an application, you must:


1. Be at least age 14 and not older than 21 by July 1, 2023

2. Be a resident of one of the cities/towns we serve (see document #3)

3. Be eligible to work in the United States; and

4. Meet at least one of the following income criteria:


  • is eligible for free or reduced lunch during the most recent or current school year;
  • is a recipient of SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps);
  • is a recipient of Temporary Family Assistance (TANF);
  • is a recipient of State Administered General Assistance (SAGA) - cash or medical;
  • is a youth with disability;
  • is a foster child;
  • is pregnant or is a custodial parent;
  • is a member of a family whose income is equal to or less than 185% of the 2023 federal poverty level.


We anticipate instituting a lottery due to high demand and limited slots. Eligible applicants who are randomly selected are required to interview with WorkPlace staff and submit all required documents. Applications are only accepted online. No in-person or paper applications will be accepted.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Information is collected through a secure, encrypted website and will only be used for the 2023 SYELEP and only be shared with The WorkPlace and SYELEP partners.

If you need assistance completing the application, please contact [email protected] or 203-416-8487.

This application is a confidential document and will be used only to evaluate your eligibility for the CareerHub Program. All information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be shared with The WorkPlace staff. You must answer ALL questions that are applicable and marked with an *. You may be required to provide documentation for any of the information entered on this application

* First Name
* Last Name
* Contact Phone Number
* Cell Phone
* Email
* Street Address
* City or Town in Connecticut
* Zip Code
* Preferred method of contact (Select 2)
* Please list your age as of July 1, 2022
* Your Date of Birth: Month/Day/Year as MM/DD/YYYY Example: January 15, 1990 is 01/15/1990
* Gender
* Race
* Ethnicity
* Citizen Status
* Have you participated in the Summer Youth Earn & Learn Employment Program before?
If you have answered "Yes", what year(s) did you participate AND where did you work
* Are you currently receiving, or have previously received, services from The WorkPlace and/or the American Job Center?
* Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
* What is the highest grade you have completed?
* What school do you currently attend? If you are not in school, type NA
* Check the box(es) to indicate which of the following apply:
* Emergency Contact Name
* Relationship to Applicant
* Emergency Contact Number - Must be in this format (203) 555-5555
* Emergency contact number provided is:
* What social media sites do you use?

Once you submit your application, a staff member will contact you with more information about the program and your eligibility.

"Required Information - Necessary for Application Submission"

Please click on the links below to view documents.

Print the 2023 Free/Reduced Lunch Form Verification and have the form completed by a school official.

If selected for an interview, please be ready to submit the completed form for the interview appointment, along with your eligibility documents.

Thank you for applying. A CareerHub staff member will contact you shortly.

In the meantime, please look at our amazing website and further your knowledge about our program and what we can do for your future.

  1. Required Documentation
  2. Summer Earn and Learn Participant Handbook/Contract
  3. Federal Poverty Income Guidelines
  4. 20 Eligible Towns for Southwestern Connecticut
  5. Free/Reduced Lunch Verification Form