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Mayor Marion S. Barry's Summer Youth Employment Program

The 2023 MBSYEP application is now closed. Please click the link below to log into your youth portal to upload certification documents. You have until Saturday, March 11, 2023, to complete certification. 

Youth Portal login, click here

For a full list of our 2023 MBSYEP Certification events, click here. Please be advised certification events are by invitation only. You will receive an invitation to certification after completing your 2023 MBSYEP application. 

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 
2023 MBSYEP Parent Consent Form - Spanish
2023 MBSYEP Participant Consent Form - Spanish
2023 MBSYEP Youth and Parent Information Packet - Spanish

Bank on DC Program

Bank on DC Be Payday Ready
2023 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 2023 will begin on Monday, June 26, 2023, and will end Friday, August 4, 2023.
The six-week program consists of 29 days of work (the District of Columbia Government will observe July 4, 2023, as a holiday and youth will not be paid for this day).

Program Timeline

Event Date
Application Opens January 30, 2023
Application Closes March 6, 2023
Certification Ends March 11, 2023
Youth Orientation Begins March 12, 2023
Program Begins June 26, 2023
Program Ends August 4, 2023