Community Youth Employment Program (CYEP)

To address youth unemployment, poverty, and violence in Illinois' most needy communities, the Community Youth Employment Program (CYEP) is a year-round grant opportunity that requires a holistic approach to sustained, unsubsidized employment for both in-school and out-of-school youth (16-24). Through a comprehensive individualized case management approach that accounts for the youth's physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs, providers will help youth secure and sustain employment and achieve higher education. All youth are targeted for employment: in-school youth - part-time employment; and out-of-school youth -full-time employment. While focusing on sustained employment, youth will also be provided with educational enhancement opportunities and Career Planning that will lead to increased education, economic self-sufficiency, and long-term success.