Finger Lakes region receives funding to put teens to work this summer

Posted at: 05/15/2013 1:57 PM

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More than 18,000 teens in New York will have jobs this summer through the state’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

The Finger Lakes region received more than $1.4-million to help bring youth into the workforce, learn skills and prepare them for future achievements.

Governor Cuomo’s office says the funding can be used to subsidize wages, to support education/training activities, counseling and employment-related services, such as transportation to and from work or training.

If you are interested in the program, please contact the Department of Social Services.

Eligibility requirements:
Youth ages 14 to 20, whose families are recipients of public assistance, or have a family income below 200-percent of the federal poverty level, or $38,180 for a family of three, are eligible.

Genesee County $67,136
Livingston County $116,535
Monroe County $871,780
Ontario County $98,704
Orleans County $58,460
Seneca County $49,531
Wayne County $93,174
Wyoming County $53,107
Yates County $41,510


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