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File #: Int 1670-2019    Version: * Name: Creating a youth employment education program.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 8/14/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a youth employment education program
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Ben Kallos, Deborah L. Rose, Margaret S. Chin, Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Development to provide an educational summer program to teach students essential employment skills and allow for shadowing of various city employees. The law would also require a grant of no less than $1,500 be provided to program participants.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1670, 2. Int. No. 1670, 3. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019
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Int. No. 1670

 

By The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Kallos, Rose, Chin and Ampry-Samuel

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a youth employment education program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-414 to read as follows:                     

 § 21-414. Youth employment education program. a. The commissioner shall establish an educational program to prepare youth for early work experiences. The program shall run concurrent with summer recess for city public schools between the months of June and September.

b. Program elements. The program established by this section shall include, but need not be limited to:

1. Classroom-based training focusing on essential job skills such as time management, professionalism, communication skills, and problem solving; and

2. Shadowing current employees of city agencies.

c. Program eligibility. All residents of the city of New York between the ages of 14 and 22 years of age shall be eligible to apply for such program. The commissioner shall promulgate rules establishing the application procedure for such program.

d. Program grant. In conjunction with such program, participants shall receive a one-time grant for the purpose of job readiness, which shall not be less than $1,500 per program participant.  

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of youth and community development shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

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LS # 9,807, 9,808

4/20/19