De Blasio Announces Summer Bridge Program to Keep Teens Productive This Summer
The program is slated to begin in late July and offer approximately 35,000 NYC youths with career exploration activities and and projects.
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"With its emphasis on career exploration and project-based learning, Summer Bridge will both open a window for participants onto possible future career paths, and help them build the skills necessary to successfully travel those paths," said David Fischer, executive director of the NYC Center for Youth Employment. "We believe it is uniquely well suited to meet the needs of this challenging moment for New York City."
City officials, along with private contributors, aim to serve approximately 35,000 participants through the program.
While the SYEP Summer Bridge initiative is distinct from the traditional SYEP, the city notes that it will leverage the program's partners and infrastructure to deliver a "valuable experience for participating youth through career exploration, project-based learning and management, and civic engagement skill building."