The Chemung County Department of Youth Bureau and Recreational Services operates in partnership with the Chemung County Department of Social Services, a youth employment program for income-eligible youth during the summer months. The Youth Bureau began operating the program in the summer of 2009. The Summer Youth Employment Program provides youth ages 14 to 20 that are "work ready" with the opportunity to gain valuable job skills and experience through employment in several businesses and community organizations throughout Chemung County.
Youth who are employed with the program are also assigned an Employment Supervisor. Summer Youth Employment Supervisors provide the youth in the program with assistance and support on the job throughout the summer. Youth participants are also provided the opportunity to learn and refine valuable workplace skills by participating in training and work readiness workshops.
Applications are available in April through mailings with Chemung County Department of Social Services, Middle and High School guidance offices, and other community-based organizations.