Baltimore City residents ages 14-21 can apply for a summer job through YouthWorks! For 2018, the program will be operating in two sessions on the following dates:

  • Session 1: June 25, 2018 - July 27, 2018
  • Session 2: July 9, 2018 – August 10, 2018

Online Application Closed

The online application for YouthWorks 2018 has closed

If you are applying to the Mayor's Scholars Program, which offers free tuition to attend the Baltimore City Community College for 2018 Baltimore City High School graduates, and you have not already applied to YouthWorks, you must contact to be considered for the Mayor's Scholars Program.

Prepare for your verification appointment

You will receive an email, letter, and text message notifying you of the date, time, and location of your Verification Appointment.

To get verified you will need the following (hover/highlight each bullet for more details):

  • Your Social Security NumberSocial Security Card not required, but be aware of what your number is
  • Proof of Identity Valid Proofs of Identity include:
    • Passport
    • State ID
    • Driver's license or permit
    • School ID
    • School report card or record
    • Voter registration card
    • Military dependent's ID card
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Alien Registration Receipt Card
    • Employment Authorization Document Card

    For Youth 14-17 years old on 6/22/2018:
    • Clinic, doctor, or hospital record
    • Parent/guardian signature on I-9 form (parent/guardian must be present at verification appointment)
  • Proof of Work Authorization Valid Proofs of Work Authorization include:
    • Passport
    • Social Security Card
    • Birth Certificate (Original/certified birth certificate bearing an official seal, not a hospital record of birth)
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Alien Registration Receipt Card
    • Employment Authorization Document Card
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
    • Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State
    • Certification of Report of Birth issued by the U.S. Department of State
    • U.S. Citizen ID Card
    • Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States

    Youth who have been worked or been verified between 2013-2017 do not need to provide Proof of Work Authorization
  • Signed YW ApplicationApplication is available for download after completion. Access it by logging into your YouthWorks account
  • Payroll Direct Deposit Form
  • Work Permit (if under 18) - Click here to download Work Permit How-To Guide Include the following answers under the "Employer's Information" section of the online Work Permit Form:
    • Company Name: YouthWorks
    • Street Address: 101 West 24th Street
    • City: Baltimore
    • State: Maryland
    • Zip Code: 21218
    • Telephone: 410-545-1820
    • Telephone Extension:
    • Type of Business: Public Administration
    • Supervisor's Name: Michelle Miles
    • Work Duties: Trainee
  • Proof of Income (optional)
  • Resume (optional)

Orange items require parent signature if under 18

Choose how to get paid

Before verification, you should figure out how you'd like to get paid.

For 2018, YouthWorks is providing the following 3 options for how you can receive your pay:

ALINE Debit PayCard

Existing Bank Account

Open a New Account at Verification


Youth applicant must be primary account holder as demonstrated by name on the Check or Direct Deposit Authorization Form


  • Payroll Direct Deposit Form
  • Two proofs of youth identity
    • Social Security Card
    • Birth Certificate
    • Driver's License, Permit, State ID
    • School ID
  • (if 14-15)Adult account cosigner
  • (if 14-15)Two proofs of adult account cosigner identity
    • Credit/debit card
    • Social Security Card
    • Birth Certificate
    • Driver's License, Permit, State ID

Youth applicant must be primary account holder

Attend your Verification Appointment

After you've applied online, you will receive an email with the date, time, and location of your verification appointment within 5 days. If you do not receive an email, contact

Tips for a successful appointment

  • Come on time with all your materials (see above)
  • Appointments may take up to 2 hours, so keep your schedule clear
  • Be ready to talk about your strengths, weaknesses, and the kind of job you want
  • Dress business casual
  • For those 16 and older, you may have the opportunity for a special placement with a private sector employer, based on the professionalism you demonstrate at verification

Please note the last verification appointment will be March 29, 2018. If you do not attend your verification appointment, we cannot reschedule you for a new one after this date. We will not honor any request to reschedule a verification appointment received after March 2, 2018.

Receive job placement notice

During the month of June, all youth that complete verification will receive a letter and email notifying them if they received a job or not. This letter will contain one of the following conditions (click and hold on each picture for more details):

You will receive a notice of your start date, location, and time as well as supervisor contact information by email, letter, and text* (if opted in).
You will receive a notice that you have received a second session job in June. In July, you should receive notice of which job you have been placed in by email, letter, and text* (if opted in).

The information you provided led to a discrepancy in our payroll system. This may be no fault of your own; however, we'll require additional documents to place you in a job. Once those documents are received, we'll be in touch regarding your placement.
While you have not been placed in a job immediately, you may receive a job offer when an opening becomes available. This happens after another youth is dismissed in the first week.
If you do not fit YouthWorks eligibility requirements (i.e. you are not a city resident or between ages 14-21 on June 22nd, 2018) you will not be able to participate in YouthWorks. You will receive a letter notifying you of this.

Get to Work!

Now comes the easy part! Make sure to show up to your job dressed appropriately and ready to work. Pay dates for YW 2018 will occur as follows:

  • Session 1: July 20, August 3, and August 17
  • Session 2: August 3, and August 17, August 31