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Mayor Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program 2023

Mayor Marion S. Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) 2023

Managed by the DC Department of Employment Services, the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) is a locally funded initiative that provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with an enriching summer employment experience through subsidized placements in the public and private sectors.

In its 44th year, MBSYEP will serve 10,000 youth through workforce development MBSYEP 2023 will begin on June 26, 2023, and end on August 4, 2023.


Participants and their families can expect an engaging and interactive summer. Youth will be paid based on successful participation at their assigned worksite.


Career Edge Curriculum: The Career EDGE content consists of a series of life skills and professional development modules designed to enhance confidence and improve employability of graduates. Modules can be easily incorporated into student success and career development courses, or integrated into core curriculum
throughout the job seeker or student life-cycle. Career EDGE follows a read, listen, watch, apply format.
In-Person: This year all worksites will be in-person unless otherwise communicated by program. Please be prepared to report to work in-person.

MBSYEP is working with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) to secure equipment and internet access for youth who are in need.

Financially FITDC
Financial Literacy: In partnership with the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) Young Money Managers Program, youth will receive virtual financial literacy coaching. Participation in virtual budget workshops will educate youth on becoming financially educated. Through the program, youth will learn the fundamentals of budgeting and other key financial literacy skills.

Financial Industry Internships: Partnerships with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the National Credit Union Administration provide youth with the opportunity to gain skills in the financial services sector of the federal government. Federal partners have created a virtual platform that will allow youth to work
from home.


Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities, in partnership with the DOES Office of Apprenticeship Information and Training, allow youth to explore careers in: Hospitality and Tourism, Construction, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare.

Project Learning
Phased programming consisting of workforce development, mental health awareness training, financial literacy and a capstone community civic engagement project allow youth to gain experience working in teams to complete virtual projects.

Business Development
In partnership with the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), youth will learn from small business owners and business development professionals on topics to include business plans, branding, social media content, permits, budgeting and professional development.

This Capstone Project will conclude with youth preparing a business plan presentation that reflects the skills gained in one or more of these areas:

• Virtual IT Fundamentals

• Microsoft Office Suite Certifications

• Gaming & Coding Classes

• Hospitality

• Construction – CPT Technician

• Law/Public Safety

Enhanced Summer Learning
School-aged youth will have access to literacy tutors and will participate in budget workshops. Tutors will
provider refreshers on curriculum from the current school year to bridge the gap between distance and inclassroom learning and help prepare youth for the next grade level.

The Mayor Marion S. Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program 2023 MBSYEP application is now open.

New applicants click here to apply!

Youth Portal login, click here.

For a full list of our 2023 MBSYEP Certification events, click here. Please be advised certification events are by invitation only. You will receive an invitation to certification after completing your 2023 MBSYEP application.

Important Documents

2023 MBSYEP Overview
2023 MBSYEP Parent Consent Form
2023 MBSYEP Participant Consent
MBSYEP Online Orientation Guide
2023 MBSYEP Eligibility Document Checklist
2023 MBSYEP Youth and Parent Information Packet
2023 MBSYEP Eligibility Document – Spanish 
2023 MBSYEP Parent Consent Form – Spanish
2023 MBSYEP Participant Consent Form – Spanish
2023 MBSYEP Youth and Parent Information Packet – Spanish

For more information: Visit the website for Mayor Marion S. Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program

Israel Wellington Jeremiah
Israel Wellington Jeremiah
I work to provide access to global experiences to all through educational opportunities like scholarships, training and conferences, fellowships, grants and awards, jobs, internships , learnerships and volunteer programs.