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.
Through YouthWorks, 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 workforce readiness and career-specific skills. The Virtual YouthWorks 2022 program operates July 5–August 5.
Older teens and young adults, ages 18-24, who are out-of-school and unemployed 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.
The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and Department of Public Works have partnered with the Chesapeake Water Environment Association to design and operate the YH2O Career Mentoring Program. YH2O is for Baltimore City residents, ages 18-24, who have a high school diploma or GED, are unemployed or underemployed and, are not currently enrolled in a job training program or post-secondary education. Baltimore City is proud of the 69 young men and women who have successfully completed YH2O since its inception in 2015.
Anthony L. Greene, Internship Coordinator
Youth Services Division, MOED
101 W. 24th Street, Baltimore, Md. 21218
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.
Other Youth/Job Training Resources
Grads2Careers: Job Training and Employment Programs
Grads2Careers helps recent Baltimore City Public Schools graduates begin careers by providing free job training programs to prepare youth for successful employment in well-paying, high-demand and high-growth careers. These graduates and Maryland High School Diploma (GED) recipients who are 18-21 and live in Baltimore City are eligible to take job training and earn certifications in a variety of fields, including automotive, biotechnology, construction, health care, information technology, distribution & logistics, and land surveying.
The initiative is a collaboration among the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Baltimore City Public Schools, and Baltimore’s Promise. For more information or to submit an application to join Grads2Careers, visit www.bmoreg2c.com.