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A state program that provides employment opportunities during the summertime for youth. Eligibility is based on the household income for the youth’s family must be less than 200% of poverty. Usually, the duration of the program is 6-8 weeks. In addition to the youth being exposed to work, each youth receives an educational component which includes financial literacy. For employment opportunities, the youth may be placed with a not-for-profit organization, a governmental entity or in private business.

Outreach times and locations for the 2024 Summer Youth Employment Program are set and begin on May 1st. Youth that are interested should plan on attending one of the sessions.

This program is for income-eligible youth age 14 through 20.  If interested in applying, please bring the necessary paperwork to the nearest or most convenient site in your area.  If you are under 18, please have your parent or legal guardian accompany you, if possible. The following documentation will be needed:

  • Birth Certificate
  • WORK PERMIT (if under 18)
  • Social Security Card
  • Photo ID (if over 18)
  • School record
  • Parent signature on forms

Sessions in Olean are 2:30-4:30pm. All other sessions are 2:30-5:00pm.

Olean Area
One Stop
175 North Union St, Olean

Thursday     5/2/2024
Tuesday      5/7/2024
Tuesday      5/14/2024
Thursday     5/16/2024
Tuesday      5/21/2024
Thursday     5/23/2024

Little Valley Area
Little Valley Library
110 Rock City, Little Valley
Monday       5/6/2024

Franklinville Area
Blount Library
5 N. Main St., Franklinville
Thursday     5/9/2024
Thursday    5/30/2024

Salamanca Area
Salamanca Public Library
155 Wildwood Ave, Salamanca
Wednesday    5/1/2024
Wednesday    5/15/2024 **LOCATION CHANGED to 36 South Avenue at the Salamanca Youth Bureau**
Wednesday    5/29/2024

Randolph Area
Randolph Free Library
26 Jamestown St., Randolph
Monday    5/20/2024

Cattaraugus Area
Cattaraugus Free Library
21 N. Main St., Cattaraugus
Tuesday    5/28/2024

If you are an employer in Cattaraugus County and would like to give some of our youth experience, please contact Molly Marsh, Summer Youth Chief Examiner, at 716-373-8065.