Office of the Mayor

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.

37 Baltimore City Students to Graduate from Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore Programs

Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore will host a special graduation event for its 2016 class of 37 teens and young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional school settings.

Meet Baltimore City Water Industry Youth

Water Industry Graduating Class

The Mayor's Office of Employment Development created a program to serve out-of-school and out-of-work young adults interested in a water industry career. 

Meet Shimira

Shimira

Shimira wanted a career in nursing and decided to enroll in a job readiness training program. 

Meet Calvin

Calvin

Calvin began the City Life Builders construction program with a long-term goal of becoming an electrician.

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