Job Training for Youth


Youth Partner Programs

Youth Opportunity

Older teens and young adults ages 17-24 who are out of school and out of work can connect with academic classes, GED prep, job training, and other services through YO Baltimore. At the city’s two YO Centers – one in West Baltimore and one in East Baltimore – young people can build on their skills and strengths to get back on track.

Learn more about YO Baltimore from Westside YO Center Manager Kerry Owings, interviewed on Maryland Public Television.

Westside YO Center
Orientation sessions held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (open to all)
1510 W. Lafayette Avenue (Gilmor Street entrance), Baltimore, MD 21217
Kerry Owings, Center Manager

Eastside YO Center
The Eastside YO Center is operated in partnership with the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition (HEBCAC)
Orientation sessions held every Monday at 10 a.m. (open to all)
1212 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21213
Burgundi Allison, Center Manager

YO Academy
Located within the Westside YO Center, the YO Academy is an alternative public high school operated by YO in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. Students are referred by the BCPS Office of Student Placement.
1510 W. Lafayette Avenue (Gilmor Street entrance), Baltimore, MD 21217
Ayana McLean, Principal

Youth Partner Programs a proud partner of the American Job Center network

MOED partners with local organizations that offer proven workforce development programs for young people ages 17-24. Each program provides a small, nurturing learning environment with qualified staff to assist with life skills, employability skills, occupational skills training, and career development. 

We partner with these five organizations to provide educational and career training services. To be accepted into these programs, eligible teens and young adults must be committed to completing the enrollment process and all program activities, and to attending on a daily basis. These programs are funded by the federal Department of Labor Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth grant.

BON SECOURS COMMUNITY WORKS HEALTH CAREER TRAINING provides selected participants an opportunity to partner with IT Works Learning Center to receive CNA/GNA training as well as attending the Pathway to Success job readiness and life skills training.  

Contact Eric Clay; 410-362-3258; 26 North Fulton Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

CAREER ACADEMY is an alternative public high school providing academic, youth development and career awareness services to students in Baltimore City. The Career Academy represents an exchange and leveraging of resources with MOED, the Baltimore City Public Schools, and the Job Corps Woodstock Center. The Career Academy currently offers a Diploma Plus model, which allows students the opportunity to earn a regular high school diploma, as well as college credits, while developing career skills through internship experiences.

Contact: Joseph Dodson; 410-396-7454; 101 W. 24th St. Baltimore, MD 21218 

CIVIC WORKS/YOUTH BUILD assists young adults in completing their high school education while providing on-site construction training experiences that provide housing for low-income families. The program fosters job readiness and leadership skills, and offers opportunities for participants to connect with  apprenticeship programs and full-time employment in jobs paying a living wage.

Contact: Sean Thames; 443-934-6334; 901 N. Milton St., Baltimore, MD 21213

HEALTHCARE CAREERS ALLIANCE is comprised of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, University of Maryland  Medical Center, and Civic Works. Participants are offered a life-changing opportunity to train for careers in healthcare, Baltimore’s largest economic sector. Participants receive certification and on-the-job training as  clerical associates, client service representatives, nursing assistants, dietary aides, distribution clerks, environmental service workers, linen and laundry service workers, medical records clerks, medical transporters and patient transporters.

Contact: Charles Milburn; 443-955-7524; 5607 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215 

NEW PATHWAYS, INC./1-2-3-GO! WAREHOUSE LOGISTIC TRAINING is an exciting opportunity that includes a full range of preparation services, training, and job placement support leading to a career as a Certified Logistics Associate as well as OSHA and Forklift Operating certification. The Community College of Baltimore County will provide the training.

Contact: Joshua Harrold; 410-464-2600 ext. 202; 1045 Taylor Ave, Ste. 23, Towson, MD 21286

For additional information about the service providers listed, please contact Donnice Brown, MOED’s out-of-school youth administrator, at 410-396-6727. 

Equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.