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The City of Albany is accepting applications through March 31 for the 2024 LIGHT Summer Youth Employment Program.

The LIGHT Program – Learning, Initiative and Gaining Headway Together – will run from July 8-Aug. 9.

The program is open to youth aged 14-18 who live in Albany. Youth employees will work up to 20 hours per week, earn $15 per hour and must meet all eligibility and orientation requirements to participate.

In order complete the registration process, you will need to:

  • Fill out the online application by noon on March 31;
  • Print out and complete the payroll packet (it will be mailed to you once online registration is completed; you also can pick up a payroll packet in the main office at your middle school, Albany International Center, Tony Clement Center for Education, and your academy office at Albany High School);
  • Between March 11-March 29 from 3-6 p.m. and April 1-12 9 a.m.-5 p.m., bring the payroll packet and the additional required documents to the Summer Youth Employment Office in Bleecker Stadium; and
  • Attend and complete a family orientation session in May.

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served process, and registration does not guarantee a paid work experience. Learn more here. You also can call or email with questions at (518) 438-1082 or