Youth

Baltimore City residents ages 14-21 can apply for a summer job through YouthWorks! For 2019, the program will be operating one session on the following dates:

July 1, 2019 – August 2, 2019

Follow the steps below to apply for a job with YouthWorks.

Online Application is Closed

The online application for YouthWorks 2019 closed on March 1, 2019 with over 15,000 individuals applying online!

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 6/28/2019:
    • 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 2013-2018 do not need to provide Proof of Work Authorization
  • YouthWorks Payroll Form
    Click here to download YouthWorks Payroll Form
  • Signed YW ApplicationApplication is available for download after completion. Access it by logging into your YouthWorks account
  • 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

Click here for a checklist of verification requirements

Choose how to get paid

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

For 2019, YouthWorks is providing the following three options for how you can receive your pay. You can learn more by watching our YouthWorks Payment Options video by clicking here.

Debit PayCard


Existing Bank Account

Open a New Account at Verification


Required:

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

Required:

  • YouthWorks Payroll 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

Click to download a document comparing the fees and features of your options

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 ywhelpdesk@oedworks.com

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, 2019. YouthWorks is no longer rescheduling appointments for 2019, so if you miss your appointment, you cannot get a rescheduled appointment date.

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).
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 if a job becomes available 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 28, 2019) 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 2019 will occur as follows:

July 26, August 9, and August 23