Summer Youth Employment Program

Eligible Youth Can Get Employment for the Summer and Much More!

The Dannon Project in partnership with Jefferson County Workforce offers opportunities for low-income, at-risk youth to achieve educational and employment goals through Summer Job Placement and ...

  • Work Experience
  • Tutoring
  • GED Preparation
  • Alternative Education
  • Leadership Activities
  • Mentoring
  • Referrals
  • Supportive Services
  • Follow-up Services

Youth can benefit from 10 educational and employment essentials to have an enriching summer and a successful future!

Download the Summer Youth Employment Program 2013 Handbook Here

Email Eddie Bradford With Any Questions About SYEP

Program Enrollment Criteria

You must complete the application below and pass an eligiblity verification checklist to receive a referral to the Jefferson County Workforce office.

Enrollment Criteria

Applicants for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) must be 16-21 years old, low-income or receive public assistance and have one or more of the following barriers to employment or education:

  • Deficiency in basic literacy skills
  • High School Dropout
  • Homeless/Runaway
  • Foster Care
  • Pregnant or parenting youth
  • Ex-offender

Income Requirements

Family Size Maximum Income Level

Based on household size and income

Eligibility Documentation

  • Valid Driver's License or State ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Selective Service Registration (for males 18-years and older)
  • Proof of Income (last 3 pay stubs or bank statements)
  • Proof of School Status (Transcript)

Must have ALL eligibility documents when you register with The Dannon Project

Summer Youth Employment Opportunities Program

Parental Consent Form

A signed Parental Consent Form must be submitted to JCWIA or TDP at your initial meeting. All applications for any programs offered by TDP or JCWIA will be considered INCOMPLETE until this form is submitted.

Please contact TDP with any questions you may have:

The Dannon Project
1600 20th Street South, Suite B
Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205–202-4072
Fax: 205–202-4071

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Parent or Guardian's Name

Parent or Guardian's Name *

Enter the name of the parent or guardian consenting to candidate's admission into SYEP.

Candidate's Name

Candidate's Name *

Enter the name of the applicant applying for the SYEP.

Enter only the last four (4) digits of the applying candidate's social security number



Please provide an email address for this form's submission confirmation.

By checking this box, you certify that you are the parent/legal guardian of the minor candidate whose name appears above, and hereby give your consent for the minor to participate in youth employment programs administered by the Jefferson County Workforce Investment Agency (JCWIA) and The Dannon Project (TDP), which include the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), from the date on this consent form until such time the minor is no longer eligible to participate in youth employment programs or you revoke this consent in writing. You further certify that all of the information contained within the minor's application is correct and true and that by enrolling your child in any TDP programs, you hereby give permission to JCWIA, TDP, and its partner organizations to photograph/interview your child. It is your understanding that this photograph/interview or portions may be used by JCWIA or TDP and partner organizations to describe, promote, and publicize its programs. You agree to allow your child to participate in this project without financial remuneration, and you understand that this releases JCWIA and TDP and partner organizations from any future claims, as well as from any liability, arising from the use of said photograph/interview. You understand that by enrolling your child in programs offered by TDP, you consent to the release of your child's education records to JCWIA and TDP for the purpose of verifying your child's eligibility for these programs. You understand that education records include first name, last name, date of birth, address, enrollment status, grade level, and any additional fields. You further understand that TDP will use this information for no other purposes than to verify that your child is eligible for its programs based on age and residence in the Jefferson County area and will safeguard it against further disclosure.