On Friday, August 5 at 6:00 pm, the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) will host the 2016 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) Outstanding Youth Celebration. The event will take place at Eastern High School ,1700 East Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC. The MBSYEP Outstanding Youth Celebration is an annual event that honors outstanding youth participants who have been nominated by their respective host organizations. In addition to recognizing youth participants, select hosts from federal and district government agencies, community-based organizations, schools and private sector employers are honored at this event.
The ceremony concludes the 37th year of MBSYEP, a locally funded summer jobs program that provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with high-quality work experiences. Mayor Muriel Bowser expanded program participation for youth up to age 24 so that more District residents could have access to their first job, putting more young people on the pathway to the middle class. MBSYEP serves youth from across the District of Columbia but has its greatest impact in the city’s historically overlooked and underserved communities. This year, 58% of participants came from Wards 7 and 8, where the unemployment rate and opportunity gap are the highest.
For more information about MBSYEP, visit www.summerjobs.dc.gov.