Summer Youth Employment Program
On July 5, 2017, WHDC initiated its Summer Youth Employment & Education Program that provides West Harlem youth between the ages of 14 and 18 years old with paid summer employment and academic enrichment.
The Summer Youth Employment Program was designed to address the “summer loss” of academic proficiency while providing summer employment and enhanced job readiness. The program ran for six weeks from July 5-August 12, 2017. The 80+ participants were paid $11/hr. for both employment and education activities for 25 hours a week.