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Registration Starts for Baltimore City’s YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program
City residents, 14-24, can register through March 12

For Immediate Release Media Contacts:
January 11, 2010

Brice Freeman, Communications

Alice Cole, YouthWorks

Baltimore, MD – The registration period for Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program begins today for Baltimore City residents, ages 14-24. In order to be considered for a six-week summer job, interested youth and young adults must complete the YouthWorks registration form, which may be downloaded at www.oedworks.com, and bring it along with several required documents listed below to one of six recreation center registration locations before the March 12, 2010 deadline.

Registrations will be conducted from 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The centers will be closed and registrations will not be conducted on January 15, January 18 and February 15, 2010.

The registration locations are:

Walter P. Carter Recreation Center
820 E 43rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Patterson Park Recreation Center
2601 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

Cahill Recreation Center
4001 Clifton Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216

South Baltimore Recreation Center
1045 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Roosevelt Recreation Center
1221 W 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211

In order to complete the registration process, prospective YouthWorks participants must bring the completed registration form along with the following items:
  • Social security card (name must match birth certificate)
  • Birth certificate (name must match social security card)
  • Photo ID (Maryland ID, school ID, or report card)
  • Selective service card (for males 18 and older)
  • Current copy of temporary cash assistance grant
  • Current pay stub for all working family members
  • Resumes (for youth 16 and older)

In addition to the option to download, registration forms may also be obtained from the following Mayor’s Office of Employment Development locations. However, the registrations will only be conducted at the recreation centers listed above.

Baltimore Works One-Stop Career Center
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 101

Workforce Reception Center
100 W. 23rd Street

Eastside Career Center
3001 E. Madison Street

YO! Community Center—West
1510 W. Lafayette Avenue

YO! Community Center—East
1212 N. Wolfe Street

Summer Jobs Launch Careers is the theme for the YouthWorks 2010 program that will provide opportunities for young people to learn about careers in the region’s high-growth industries and to prepare for 21st century jobs through six-week summer jobs that will begin on June 21 and continue through July 30. YouthWorks provides well-prepared, multi-skilled, and dependable high school and college students who are eager to work. While the program benefits youth by allowing them to explore careers and better understand the value of education, it also enriches businesses by giving them access to a talented and energetic labor pool of motivated workers.

The majority of the placements will be made for those 14 to 21 years of age; however, a small number of 22 to 24-year-olds may register to become Team Leaders to help assist with the operation of the YouthWorks Green Jobs Corps – an initiative conducted in coordination with the Department of Recreation and Parks.

More information can be obtained, including how to become a YouthWorks worksite, by calling 410.396.JOBS (5627) or visiting www.oedworks.com.

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