Youth Services

Youth awaiting job interviews

MOED's Youth Services division provides the City's future workforce with the tools they need to succeed in careers in local high-growth industries. The division operates Baltimore City's Youth Summer Jobs Programs, as well as job-training opportunities through Youth Opportunity Baltimore and Youth Partner Programs.

Summer Jobs

Through YouthWorks and Hire One Youth, teens and young adults ages 14-21 receive summer jobs with private, nonprofit, and city and state government employers throughout Baltimore. Participants work in a variety of industries, and gain basic workforce readiness and career-specific skills.

Job Training for Youth

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. 

Future Surveyors Program

The Future Surveyors Program prepares high school seniors for entry-level employment as survey technicians. The program offers: one-on-one mentoring, job shadowing, and a five-week paid internship through YouthWorks. Students also learn about career paths to higher-level and higher-paying jobs in the field. Successful graduates complete the program with real-world job skills, an industry credential, and the opportunity to be hired by MSS employers. 

Baltimore City Water Industry Youth Career Mentoring Program

Participants in this water industry program, ages 18-24, receive basic job readiness training, water industry career exploration, job shadowing experiences, connections with a career coaches, a summer job through YouthWorks, and opportunities to interview for full-time, entry-level positions.

Youth Partner Programs

MOED partners with local organizations that offer proven workforce development programs for young people ages 17-24. These programs focus on education, job skill development and employment. 

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