Summer of Opportunity (SOOP)

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Summer of Opportunity (SOOP)


Open to youth ages 14 - 20                                                                                                               

In collaboration with Rochester Works! SOOP/SYEP is a summer employment placement and training program designed to connect high school youth with local employment opportunities and expose participants to the basic skills necessary for career success. For more information, Call 585-428-6366 or email



Did you missed the SOOP/SYEP application deadline?

SOOP/SYEP application will be accepted starting on April 19th and will closed on April 30th, 2021.

Applicants must complete their application and submit all required documents during this time.

For updates and to access the application, please check

 Important reminders:   

  • Monday March 1: Applications Open  
  • Friday, March 26: Deadline for application submissions  
  • Monday, March 1 - 31  Parent orientation
  • Wednesday, March 31: If you have completed your application, there is still time to submit your documents. Please go to to complete your process.
  • Saturday, May 8: Program Provider Fair (Eligible youth only)
  • Tuesday, July 6: First day of work
  • Monday, August 16: Last day of work

Do you have your:   

  • Work Permit - If not, contact your school counselor for assistance 
  • Social Security card - Contact the Social Security Administration if you do not have your SS card. Only the card is acceptable and not the letter showing a replacement request.   
  • Photo ID - If you do not have a photo ID (school ID/bus pass, learner permit, driver license, passport), you should apply for a NY non-driver license ID through the Department of Motor Vehicles.         

Need a work permit?  

 RCSD Work permits  



 Pittsford Sutherland

 Pittsford Mendon



Additional Resources:  

Resume tips:

How to dress for a job interview:

Tips for your first job interview

Tips for ZOOM interviews


If your school is not listed above, please call your school directly to find up-to-date information.