Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration today issued the first batch of checks totaling $708,133 to 1,303 youth participating in the Governor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (GSYEP). The program launched on June 20, 2022 and ends on July 29, 2022.
“In the same spirit that has led our investments in Guam’s economic recovery and job growth, we are proud to join our youth employees in celebrating the fruits of their labor and the value of their contributions to public service,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “All the good we accomplish today is to set the strongest foundation possible for the next generation of leaders. This year, we enhanced the program to welcome double the number of participants, providing more opportunities for our island’s young people to get the experience they need to succeed.”
“In their first few weeks, our youth employees have been dedicating their talents across different sectors of our government and shaping the potential of their future career paths,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “We are grateful they’ve had the opportunity to join us for more than day-to-day government operations, but also groundbreakings and ribbon cutting ceremonies, so they witness firsthand how their government is working to improve our quality of life. We are excited for their continued service and participation.”
The Governor’s Summer Youth Employment Program is federally funded by the Education Stabilization Fund. Through GSYEP, youth work 30 hours per week at nearly 80 different government offices islandwide. Participants gain real-world, entry-level work experience, improve interpersonal communication skills, obtain career choice advice and educational guidance, make connections for future career opportunities, receive mentorship from positive adult role models, build a resume for potential jobs or college applications, and earn a paycheck.
To learn more about GSYEP, visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section at dya.guam.gov. For more information, contact DYA at 671- 477-9558 and 671-735-5035/7.