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Mayor Marion S. Barry's Summer Youth Employment Program


The 2024 MBSYEP youth application is now closed. Returning participants login into the Youth Portal by, clicking here

Important Documents

2024 MBSYEP Overview
2024 MBSYEP Parent Consent Form
2024 MBSYEP Participant Consent
2024 MBSYEP Online Orientation Guide
2024 MBSYEP Eligibility Document Checklist
2024 MBSYEP Youth and Parent Information Packet

Transfer Request Form 

2024 MBSYEP Transfer Request Form

Spanish Documents  

2024 MBSYEP Eligibility Document - Spanish 
2024 MBSYEP Parent Consent Form - Spanish
2024 MBSYEP Participant Consent Form - Spanish
2024 MBSYEP Youth and Parent Information Packet - Spanish

Bank on DC Program

Bank on DC Be Payday Ready
2024 MBSYEP Learn the Difference Chart

U.S. Bank Focus Card Information 

General Information
U.S. Bank Focus Card FAQs
U.S. Bank Focus Card Pre-Acquisition Disclosure
General Information - Spanish
U.S. Bank Focus Card FAQs - Spanish
U.S. Bank Focus Card Pre-Acquisition Disclosure - Spanish

*Issuer Statement: The Focus Card is issued by U.S. Bank National Association pursuant to a license from Visa. U.S.A. Inc. (c) U.S. Bank Member FDIC. 

Kids Ride Free Program

The Kids Ride Free (KRF) SmarTrip card can also be used this summer for transportation to and from activities related to MBSYEP. Your KRF SmarTrip card can be used for Metrorail, Metrobus, and for the DC Circulator. MBSYEP will not provide an additional SMARTRIP if the participant is eligible for Kids Ride Free. If you currently have a KRF SmarTrip card for school, please hold on to it so that you can use it this summer.

If you previously received a KRF SmarTrip card, but have lost or misplaced it this year, please request a new Kids Ride Free SmarTrip card from your school’s DC One Card administrator. Please be aware that all lost cards will be reported to WMATA and will no longer be active.

For additional information please click HERE.

Program Dates

MBSYEP 2024 will begin on Monday, June 24, 2024, and will end Friday, August 2, 2024.
The six-week program consists of 29 days of work (the District of Columbia Government will observe Thursday, July 4, 2024, as a holiday and youth will not be paid for this day).

Program Timeline

Event Date
Application Opens January 22, 2024
Application Closes March 6, 2024
Certification Ends March 23, 2024
Youth Orientation Begins April 17, 2024
Program Begins June 24, 2024
Program Ends August 2, 2024