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 provided paid job placements at a local business and participate in an orientation and workshops. Workshops may focus on work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Students will work for up to 15 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 2020 (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

Interns will begin at their host site on July 6, 2019 and conclude on August 14, 2020. Interns will participate in an orientation on June 30, 2020. Interns are required to attend two skills building workshops July 23rd and August 6th. A concluding celebration of the internship program will be held on August 14th, 2020. The orientation, closing ceremony, and both workshops are mandatory for the intern to attend.

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 working papers (apply here)
  • Resume (optional)


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 (optional)

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).