The Myrtle Avenue
Young Entrepreneur Mentorship Program

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The Young Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (YEMP) is a 6-week summer internship program for high school students from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Students are placed in paid job experiences and also participate in an orientation and workshops. Workshops focus on work readiness and may include speakers or trips. Students will work for a total of 10 hours per week and will be paid for both internship and workshop hours.

To learn more about this program and its impact, click here.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply if you will be a sophomore, junior, senior or starting your first year of college in Fall 2019 (roughly ages 15 to 18) AND you live or attend school near Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene or Clinton Hill.

Questions? Reach out to us at or 718-230-1689.

Important Dates and Notes

  • Internship Dates

    July 8 – August 17. Most job sites are on Myrtle Avenue. Schedules vary depending on job placement.

  • Workshop Dates

    July 8 (mandatory orientation/welcome event for accepted students and parents/guardians), July 29 and August 17 (graduation / closing ceremony).

  • Workshop Locations

    Workshops will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Brooklyn Navy Yard and/or other local venues.

  • Application Deadline

    May 26. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

  • Workshop Notes

    *Please note that workshop dates and/or locations are subject to change.
    ****No more than two excused workday absences permitted. All workshops are mandatory. Orientation and closing celebration mandatory. Unexcused workday absences and lateness will result in reduced weekly wages. Please review your schedules and discuss any possible conflicts before the program start date.

How to Apply


In addition to completing the online application, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Your most recent report card
  • A copy of your NYC Department of Education work permit
  • Resume (if you prefer to upload one)
  • Responses to essay questions (if you prefer to upload one)


Please return the application and the following materials by mail or in person to:
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, Summer Internship Program
472 Myrtle Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11205

  • YEMP application form, including responses to essay questions
  • Your most recent report card
  • A copy of your NYC Department of Education work permit
  • Resume (if you have one)

Program Funders

Thank you to the supporters of the 2019 YEMP program, including The Gilbert Rivera Charitable FoundationCon Edison, and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID).