WE WILL BE HAVING CERTIFICATION APPOINTMENTS TODAY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Baltimore City's YouthWorks summer jobs program will match young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to five-week work experiences with private sector, nonprofit, and city and state government employers. The program will operate from June 29 through July 31, 2015. The YouthWorks slogan "Summer Jobs Launch Careers" describes the lasting effect that a productive summer job can have on a young person. Through targeted matching of jobs to older teens' career interests and an emphasis on effective work behaviors and financial literacy for all participants, YouthWorks is sure to be a success this summer and beyond as it helps prepare our future workforce. For more information about YouthWorks, please contact the YouthWorks office at 410-396-JOBS (5627) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants for the 2015 Baltimore City YouthWorks summer jobs program must complete two important steps:1. PRE-REGISTER ONLINE:
- Pre-register online between January 5 and March 13, 2015
- If you are NEW to YouthWorks and did not pre-register for YouthWorks online in 2013 or 2014, you must use your current, active email address to create an account at youthworks.oedworks.com. If you do not have an email account, you can setup one for free through Google/Gmail (http://www.gmail.com); Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com); and/or MSN Hotmail (http://www.msn.com).
- If you are RETURNING to YouthWorks and pre-registered online for YouthWorks 2013 or 2014 (whether or not you completed the certification process, and whether or not you were placed in a summer job), you must access your existing youthworks.oedworks.com account by using the same email address and password you used to create your account last year.Click on the LOG IN button on the left side of the page. If you have forgotten your password, please click 'I forgot my password' and the system will send you your password to the email address from last year.
- 1. Click on YOUTH REGISTRATION
- 2. Fill in all required information, following the prompts in each section of the form
- Whether you are NEW or RETURNING to YouthWorks, you must complete and submit an online pre-registration form for 2015 at youthworks.oedworks.com between January 5 and March 13.
2. ATTEND AN IN-PERSON CERTIFICATION APPOINTMENT:
- Attend an in-person certification appointment between January 27 and March 28, 2015
- Once your pre-registration form has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with the date, time and location of your in-person certification appointment.
- If you are NEW to YouthWorks or did not complete the certification process last year, you will need to provide all necessary eligibility documents - birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of identification (Maryland state ID or school ID), a printed and signed copy of your pre-registration form, a signed work permit if you are between the ages of 14-17, a printed copy of your selective service registration verification if you are a male between the ages of 18-21, and verification of family income - at your certification appointment.
- If you are RETURNING to YouthWorks and you fully completed the certification process last year (whether or not you were placed in a summer job), your birth certificate and Social Security card are on file, but you will need to bring proof of identification (Maryland state ID or school ID), a printed and signed copy of your pre-registration form, a signed work permit if you are between the ages of 14-17, a printed copy of your selective service registration verification if you are a male between the ages of 18-21, and verification of family income at your certification appointment.
- Pre-registering online and attending an in-person certification appointment does NOT guarantee a YouthWorks summer job.
Worksite Host Organization Registration
All organizations that wish to support YouthWorks in 2015 by serving as worksites must register online. Registration begins January 5, 2015.FOR NEW WORKSITE APPLICANTS:
- If you did not register your organization as a YouthWorks worksite in 2013 or 2014, you must create an account at youthworks.oedworks.com using a current, active email address.
- Once you have created an account, you will need to provide a sample job description for each YouthWorks position; a prospective work schedule for each YouthWorks position; and the resume of the staff member at your organization who will supervise the YouthWorks participants.
FOR RETURNING WORKSITE APPLICANTS:
- If you registered your organization as a Youthworks worksite in 2013 or 2014, you must access your existing youthworks.oedworks.com account by using the same email address you used to create your account last year.
- Once you have logged into your account, you will need to create a 2015 worksite proposal. Providing youth job descriptions for each YouthWorks position; prospective work schedule for each YouthWorks position; and the resume of the staff member at your organization who will supervise YouthWorks participants).
Hire One Youth Employer Registration
I would like to participate as a Hire One Youth Employer.
Employer will pay participant's wages and manage all payroll responsibilities
Employer will make a donation to the Baltimore City Foundation, Inc. equal to or greater than the anticipated wages and Baltimore City will manage payroll responsibilities.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has created a leadership team of committed employers to launch the Hire One Youth campaign initiative for Baltimore employers to support Baltimore City's YouthWorks program. Mayor Rawlings-Blake is looking for as many employers as possible to hire at least one youth for the summer. Hiring organizations will be provided with a pool of pre-screened, qualified young people to interview. Once a match is made, a YouthWorks job coach will be assigned to each employer to serve as a direct link to the YouthWorks program. Throughout the summer, the job coach will visit the worksites, provide encouragement and support to the YouthWorker(s), and ensure a productive summer experience for all involved.
For more information about the Hire One Youth campaign, please check out this YouTube video, read this press release or contact the YouthWorks office at HireOneYouth@oedworks.com.