YouthWorks Summer Jobs

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YouthWorks connects thousands of young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to 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. Our partners include the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, local employers, nonprofits, philanthropic contributors and the Baltimore Workforce Development Board Youth Committee. 

YouthWorks 2020 

The YouthWorks 2020 online application period for Baltimore City youth (ages 14-21, as of June 26, 2020) is open from January 2, 2020 – March 1, 2020. Click here to begin the registration process.

YouthWorks 2020 will operate from June 29, 2020 – July 31, 2020. 

Employers and Donations Needed

Please click here to HIRE job-ready youth and young adults, HOST YouthWorkers at your summer worksite and DONATE to help pay wages to as many youth as possible this summer.

YouthWorks welcomes tax-deductible donations to pay the wages of youth placed at public sector worksites through the Baltimore Civic Fund. The cost per job placement for YouthWorks 2020 is $1700, but contributions of any amount are appreciated. Checks can also be made payable to Baltimore Civic Fund/YouthWorks and mailed to MOED, 101 W. 24th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

YouthWorks 2019

YouthWorks 2019 program offered 8,600 Baltimore City youth and young adults YouthWorks summer jobs with nearly 650 worksites across the region. This continues Baltimore City's success as being one of the largest summer jobs program, per capita, in the nation. Learn more about the great accomplishments by Baltimore youth by checking us out on Facebook or Instagram. We are already gearing up for 2020 and appreciate your support. 

YouthWorks in the News:

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February 5, 2020: In just one monthmore than 10,000 Baltimore City youth and young adults apply for YouthWorks summer jobs. Deadine is March 1.

January 3, 2020: Director Jason Perkins-Cohen interviewed by WMAR-TV about how the increase in minimum wage will increase earnings for 2020 YouthWorkers. 

August 2019: JPMorgan Chase chooses YouthWorks to demonstrate how Baltimore City is a  "Smarter, Faster, City." George Boswell, Morgan State graduate, shares how YouthWorks helped him learn workplace skills and choose his career in this short video, produced by Axios.

August 19, 2019: Loyola University Maryland writes about its YouthWorks experience, partnering with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, Baltimore City Planning Department and York Road Partnership. 

July 24, 2019: Second Chance, talks about their long-term success working with Baltimore's young people through YouthWorks. Read their blog.

July 10, 2019: YouthWorks employer, Veolia North America-Baltimore, talks about the benefits of providing summer employment to YouthWorks participants and encourages other businesses to do the same. Click here to read in Baltimore Business Journal. 

February 25, 2019: More than 14,000 Baltimore City youth and young adults apply online for YouthWorks with deadline approaching. Read the press release.

February 6, 2019: Director Jason Perkins-Cohen, YouthWorks employer Lauren Moeser from Howard Bank, and former Howard Bank YouthWorker Kayla Malone speak to the benefits of Baltimore City's summer jobs program on WYPR's Life in the Balance. Click here to listen.

July 2018: Director Jason Perkins-Cohen, YouthWorks employer Moalie Jose from Hazen & Sawyer, and YouthWorks participant George Boswell interviewed by WLIF's Gina Crash.

YouthWorks needs your support. You can help in three ways:

HIRE 

Baltimore’s business community plays an important role by shaping the future workforce and getting great employees at the same time. The private sector, as well as government agencies, are encouraged to participate in 2020 by interviewing and hiring from a pool of trained, talented and seasoned YouthWorkers. Contact YouthWorks Private Sector at 410-396-6722 or [email protected] for more information.

  • Youth are screened for skills/interests to match your workplace needs.
  • All youth receive job readiness training before being referred for interviews.
  • YouthWorkers are paid at least the minimum wage of $11.00/hour for at least 120 hours.
  • Companies can hire and pay the youth directly from their payroll or contribute to the Baltimore City Foundation and the City will be the employer-of-record and process payroll needs.
  • A job coach is assigned to ensure the experience is beneficial for all parties.

HOST  

Non-profit organizations, community groups and government agencies that would like to serve as YouthWorks worksites can register. Please visit here to apply. Young people will be placed in summer jobs with your organization and you will provide supervision and mentoring. These positions are already funded. Contact 410-396-JOBS (5627) or [email protected] for more information.

DONATE 

YouthWorks welcomes tax-deductible donations to pay the wages of youth placed at public sector worksites through the Baltimore Civic Fund. The cost per job placement for YouthWorks 2020 is $1700, but contributions of any amount are appreciated. Checks can also be made payable to Baltimore Civic Fund/YouthWorks and mailed to MOED, 101 W. 24th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.


Contact:

410-396-JOBS (5627), [email protected]

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The Baltimore Civic Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of their current financial statement is available upon written request at 7 E. Redwood St., 9th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Documents submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage.