Creating Opportunity for Young New Yorkers Who Are At Risk
This effort is one part of Governor Cuomo's first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency and comprehensive strategy to build a safer New York. This initiative treats gun violence as a public health crisis and includes short-term solutions as well as long-term strategies that focus on community-based intervention and prevention strategies to break the cycle of violence.
The program will serve unemployed, under-employed and out-of-school youth between the ages of 18 and 24 living in areas impacted by high rates of gun violence.
Please note that youth enrolled in college or university will not be eligible.
Industries and Occupations
Participants can explore jobs, careers and trades in many areas, including:
- Truck, Bus and Automobile Mechanical Repair and Maintenance
- Commercial Drivers Licenses
- Construction Management
- Culinary, Baking and Food Service
- Health Care
- Building Trades Apprenticeships
- IT Software and Support
- Cyber Security
- Building Services
- Hospitality and Tourism
Youth Registration Form
Are you between age 18 and 24 and have interest in job training and placement services?
Refer a Young New Yorker
If you are part of a non-profit agency, you are now able to refer individuals who you feel could benefit and succeed in this program. Click the link below to be redirected to the online interest form which will be sent securely to the Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions at NYSDOL.
"Just like we did with COVID, New York is going to lead the nation once again with a comprehensive approach to combating and preventing gun violence, and our first step is acknowledging the problem with a first-in-the-nation disaster emergency on gun violence. When we see an injustice we don't look the other way, we stand up and fight it because that's the New York way."
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo