2023 Mayor Marion S. Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program MBSYEP


What is MBSYEP?

The Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) is a locally funded initiative that provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with an enriching summer employment experience through subsidized placements in the public and private sectors.

MBSYEP is managed by the DC Department of Employment Services. This is the 44th year, where MBSYEP will serve 10,000 youth through workforce development.

What is the Start Date and End Date of MBSYEP 2023?

MBSYEP 2023 program will run for 6 weeks, it will start on June 26, 2023, and end on August 4, 2023.

What is there in MBSYEP 2023?

Participants and their families can expect an engaging and interactive summer. Youth will be paid based on successful participation at their assigned worksite.


It consists of a series of life skills and professional development modules designed to enhance confidence and improve employability of graduates. Modules can be easily incorporated into student success and career development courses, or integrated into core curriculum throughout the job seeker or student life-cycle. Career EDGE follows a read, listen, watch, apply format.

MBSYEP is working with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) to secure equipment and internet access for youth who are in need.

MBSYEP 2023 Important Dates

Application Start Date30th January 2023
Application End Date28th February 2023
Certification End Date11th March 2023
Youth Orientation12th March 2023
MBSYEP Program Begins26th June 2023
MBSYEP Program Ends4th August 2023

MBSYEP Important Documents

2023 MBSYEP Overview
2023 MBSYEP Parent Consent Form
2023 MBSYEP Participant Consent
MBSYEP Online Orientation Guide
2023 MBSYEP Eligibility Document Checklist
2023 MBSYEP Youth and Parent Information Packet
2023 MBSYEP Eligibility Document – Spanish 

What are the pay dates for MBSYEP 2023?

Pay PeriodPay Dates
June 26 – July 1Wednesday, July 12
July 2 – July 15Wednesday, July 26
July 16 – July 29Wednesday, August 9
July 30 – August 4Wednesday, August 16

How many hours will I be permitted to work?

How much will I get per hour?

AgesPay Rate/HourMaximum Hours
14 – 15 years$6.2520 (16 for the week of 4th of July)
16 – 21 years$9.0025 (20 for the week of 4th of July)
22 -24 years$16.10*30 (24 for the week of 4th of July)

*$16.10 increase to $17.00 on July 1, 2023.

How to login for MBSYEP 2023

You can login the MBSYEP 2023 by clicking the below link and fill the required details.

You would like to read the below articles.

SYEP Providers List

Summer Programs for Youth


SYEP Participant Site

SYEP 2023 Application Form

2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Application

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP): Everything you need to know


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