Registration/Application for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program is now CLOSED.



The Hamilton County Summer Youth Employment Program has significant changes this year; many of which are mandated by Ohio Department of Job & Family Services:

Now there are two summer employment programs, these programs are separated by age groups. The 14 and 15 year old youth program is now referred to as Ohio Youth Works Program (OYWP) and the 16 and older program is a designed activity within the Summer Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP).

Youth in both programs will be required to engage in a comprehensive assessment tool and participate in writing their summer employment goals, known as an Individual Opportunity Plan. The older youth, 16 and older will have participation requirements that include other activities related to education, occupational skill training, leadership development opportunities, financial literacy, comprehensive guidance and counseling services and 90 days to 12 months follow-up services. The mandates of the youth employment programs will require more time of both the youth and staff. All participants must meet the 200% federal poverty income standard. Both summer employment programs will began on May 1st and end on September 30th 2017. 

Before you start completing the Summer Youth Employment  registration application online, you will need to know:

  1. Your email address
  2. Your Social Security number (and parents if you are considered to be a *minor under 18)
  3. Your emergency contact information (person’s name and phone number)

Please take your time completing the registration application and make sure you answer each question accurately. Hamilton County JFS-Workforce Development staff cannot process online registration applications with missing or incorrect information.

Instructions for completing the Registration Application for the Youth Summer Employment Programs

A Parent or Guardian must complete and sign this application if the person who will participate in the Hamilton County Summer Employment Program is a *minor child.

*A minor child is an individual who has not attained 18 years of age; or has not attained 19 years of age and is a full-time student in a secondary school (or in the equivalent of vocational or technical training).

All household members must be listed on the registration application.

  1. Monthly income must be listed and verification provided for the registered applicant and applicant’s family members.
  2. All questions must be answered (do not leave blank spaces).
  3. After you have completed all necessary fields press the submit
  4. Please print the registration application receipt as this will serve as your confirmation for completing the online registration application.
  5. To be considered for the program you must complete the online registration application.

In order to view the registration application form you will be asked some qualifying questions.

Please note: You will not be able to proceed if you do not qualify. . .

Questions regarding the application process please contact us via email syepjobs@jfs.hamilton-co.org or leave a message at 513-946-2350

For more detailed information on these program changes, please contact Talbert House Summer Youth Employment program at 513-723-1400 ext: 1370 or email us at syepjobs@jfs.hamilton-co.org or leave a message at 513-946-2350


Monthly Federal Poverty Guidelines

The Monthly Federal Poverty Guideline amount is used to determine income eligibility for OYWP and CCMEP. The total gross countable income of all members of the assistance group must be equal to or less than the need. Dated information: Obsolete upon Federal revision.

200% of Monthly Federal Poverty Guidelines
Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $2,010  $24,120
2 $2,707  $32,484
3 $3,404  $40,848
4 $4,100  $49,200
5 $4,797  $57,564
6 $5,494  $65,928
7 $6,190  $74,280
8 $6,887  $82,644
9 $7,584  $91,008
10 $8,280  $99,360

* For each additional person, add ($4180) to the Annual Income.


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