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Meet Anita

Anita

When Joe Corbi’s Pizza closed in February 2015, Anita Berry found herself unemployed after working 18 years as a Production Manager for the company.  

Meet ACCE YouthWorks Group

ACCE

The Academy for College and Career Exploration met a difficult challenge when their annual 2016 YouthWorks summer jobs greening project was moved to a new location. This summer’s YouthWorkers would have to start over after years of maintaining a well-polished green space. 

Meet Passport To Success

Passport To Success

On a stifling hot morning, a group of ten 14- and 15-year-olds huddled around a cluster of desks at Harlem Park Middle School in West Baltimore. They weren’t here for summer school—these young people were selected to participate in YouthWorks, a widely popular opportunity among local teens looking for jobs from June to August. This year, a record 9,400 youth applied to participate.

Placed at Baltimore City schools, the youngest YouthWorks participants earned an hourly wage as they maintained a clean campus and helped school administrators with special projects. This year, instead of getting straight to work each morning, youth spent a few hours learning and practicing life skills with a small group of peers. They trained using Passport to Success® (PTS), the IYF curriculum that has prepared more than 100,000 young people in over 40 countries for productive employment. This new connection to Baltimore youth comes as the result of a partnership with the Mayor’s Office for Employment Development and the Family League.

Meet 1B4J's Certified Medical Administrative Assistants

Certified Medical Administrative Assistants

As part of the One Baltimore for Jobs initiative managed by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Humanim created a program to train Baltimore residents to become Certified Medical Administrative Assistants.    

Meet Chanae

Chanae

Chanae Boice is a 16-year-old living in West Baltimore and enjoying her second summer employed with a YouthWorks job.

 

 

 

Meet Alexandra

When looking for a job as a 14-year-old high school freshman in 2009, Alexandra Odom quickly realized that her options were limited. Though she was eligible for employment with a work permit, few employers were willing to hire someone so young. Alexandra eventually found a summer job with YouthWorks.  

Alexandra Odom

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Highlight Baltimore YouthWorks 2016 Achievements

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry, and other community leaders will highlight 2016 YouthWorks milestones and successes.

40 Youth to Attend an all-day Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the Small Business Resource Center

The Baltimore Workforce Investment Board Youth Council presents an all-day, interactive opportunity for young people to learn from other entrepreneurs about what it really takes to get a business idea up and running.

Meet Anderson Automotive Youth Opportunity Program

Anderson Automotive

The Anderson Automotive Youth Opportunity Program is a partnership between Anderson Automotive and Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore, a Mayor’s Office of Employment Development initiative serving out-ofschool and out-of-work young adults.  It's proven to be an innovative way to introduce youth interested in automotive careers to the automotive industry. This partnership not only meets the immediate needs of both the company and the participants, it also assists youth in finding a stable and rewarding career.

YouthWorks meets goal of summer jobs offered to 8,000 youth

For the second consecutive year, at least 8,000 Baltimore City youth and young adults, ages 14-21, will be offered a five-week YouthWorks summer employment opportunity. Today, approximately 6,000 youth started working in a wide variety of industries, including health care, hospitality/tourism, finance, construction, law and government jobs. A second five-week cycle will begin employing additional youth on July 11, 2016, bringing the total number of worksites to more than 900.

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