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New York Youth Jobs Program - Youth Certification

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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New York Youth Jobs Program Overview

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I am enrolled in High School*
Home Address*
City limits of:
Towns of:
Cell Phone Number
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Home Phone Number
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I am currently working.*
I am 16 to 17 years old.
Parent/Guardian Phone Number*
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I am currently attending high school, enrolled in a High School Equivalency (HSE) program, or have obtained a high school diploma.*
I have working papers.*
I am 18 to 24 years old.
I have a high school diploma, a GED or HSE diploma, satisfactorily completed
a TASC exam, or I am enrolled in a TASC program.*
Program Qualifications*
  • I am over 18 and do not have a high school diploma or a GED/TASC/HSE diploma.
  • I am a member of a family that is receiving assistance from TANF.
  • I am a member of a family that is receiving SNAP benefits (food stamps).
  • I am a member of a family that is receiving SSI benefits.
  • I am receiving a free or reduced-cost school lunch.
  • I was referred here by a rehabilitation agency approved by the state, or an employment network under the Ticket to Work Program.
  • I have served in jail or prison - or am on probation or parole.
  • I am pregnant or a parent.
  • I am homeless.
  • I am currently or was in foster care or the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services.
  • I am a veteran.
  • I am the daughter or son of a parent who is currently in jail or prison, or has been within in the past two years.
  • I am the daughter or son of a parent who is collecting unemployment insurance.
  • I live in public housing or receive housing assistance such as a Section 8 voucher.
  • Another risk factor not identified above


I have provided my private information on this application. While I need to disclose this information to qualify for the program, I understand that I do not need to explain the reasons I choose to anyone I ask for a job, who gives me a job, or who I work with.

I agree to allow the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to share my wage records with the New York State Department of Labor.

I understand that the New York State Department of Labor will make sure the information submitted in this application is true and may ask me for details. I believe this information is correct and complete. I am aware that there are consequences for filing false documents or other information with the government.

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