Summer Jobs


Summer Jobs

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Each year, 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, the Baltimore City Foundation, and the Baltimore Workforce Development Board Youth Committee. 

The YouthWorks 2018 online application period for youth has now concluded. If you applied, look for email communications regarding your verification appointment in order to complete your registration.

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


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 2018 by interviewing and hiring from a pool of trained and talented young people through YouthWorks’ Hire One Youth initiative. 

  • 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 $10.10/hour for at least 120 hours.
  • Companies can hire and pay the youth directly from their payroll or contribute $1600 per job 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.


Non-profit organizations, community groups and government agencies that would like to serve as YouthWorks worksites can register online. Young people will be placed in summer jobs with your organization and you will provide supervision and mentoring. These positions are already funded.


YouthWorks welcomes tax-deductible donations to pay the wages of youth placed at public sector worksites. It costs $1,600 to fund one young person in a YouthWorks summer job, but contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated. YouthWorks is now accepting online donations through the Baltimore City Foundation. Please visit and choose Mayor’s Office of Employment Development – YouthWorks 855-00 – to make your contribution. Checks can also be made payable to Baltimore City Foundation/YouthWorks and mailed to MOED, 101 W. 24th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

The Baltimore City Foundation 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.

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Through the Mayor’s Scholars Program, youth can attend Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) tuition-free if you are a 2018 Baltimore City public high school graduate. If you are interested in applying to the Mayor’s Scholars Program, but didn’t apply to YouthWorks online before the application closed, you must contact [email protected] to be considered.


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

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