YouthWorks is Baltimore City’s summer jobs program, which places young people age 14 to 21 in six-week summer work experiences throughout Baltimore. Click here to see the YouthWorks brochure. In 2013, YouthWorks will run June 24 through August 2.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launched the Hire One Youth initiative in 2012 to challenge Baltimore employers to join the City in creating valuable summer employment opportunities for Baltimore’s teens by hiring at least one young person through the YouthWorks summer jobs program. Building on the success of Hire One Youth in 2012, the Mayor is reintroducing the campaign for 2013 with the goal of doubling the number of employers involved.
Employers can sign up now to hire youth for this summer by completing the Hire One Youth online form.
Important Dates to Remember
January 2 – March 15, 2013: Online preregistration period.
January 24 – March 28, 2013: Certification appointment period. Certification appointments are held after school, as well as on Saturdays in March. You must be scheduled to attend a certification appointment, and no certification appointments will be rescheduled after March 15.
March 25 – 28, 2013: Hire One Youth job readiness sessions. The Hire One Youth program challenges Baltimore employers to hire at least one job-ready 16- to 21-year-old to work at their places of business for the summer. Youth will be identified as candidates for Hire One Youth before March 8.
April 5, 2013: Last day for worksites to request the placement of specific YouthWorks applicants with their organization.
June 24 – Aug. 2, 2013: Program dates. (Please note: Thursday, July 4 is observed as a holiday, and youth will not be paid for this day).
Click here for links for additional summer jobs resources.