YouthWorks Youth Page

The Youth application opens January 3, 2023! YouthWorks 2023 will operate a 5-week summer program for youth from Monday July 10th – Thursday August 10th. Youth may work five hours per day and five days per week, except for the four-day week ending on Thursday, August 10th. At most youth may work 25 hours per week for weeks 1 through 4 and up to 20 hours during week 5.

YouthWorkers will be introduced to workplace experiences, financial literacy development, career exploration opportunities, and skills training. Registered youth will be emailed with more information.

Baltimore City youth ages 14 – 21 (by July 7, 2023) are eligible to apply. Scroll down to learn more about the process to upload documents to your application.

We will not be holding verification interviews in-person and instead expect participants to complete their verification documents in their application. It is essential that you click SUBMIT when completing your application. Continue reading this page for more details.

If you would like help with your YW application feel free to contact the YW Helpdesk Email at ywhelpdesk@baltimorecity.gov or call (410) 545-1820.

Completing the online application

For 2023, participants will not have a verification interview. Instead, you must provide the documents outlined below during the application. While you can always save and return to your application later, we encourage you to be prepared by completing all of your documents before you start the application.

If you are not able to edit your documents once they are opened, we suggest trying Sejda Online PDF Editor OR download Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version) by going to this page.

The video below explains how to navigate the website to download, fill out, and upload your documents into your application. More document specific videos are linked underneath the video.

Below is a list of items applicants need to be eligible for a YouthWorks job (hover each bullet for more details and click buttons for forms/how-to-guides):

  • Social Security NumberSocial Security Card not required, but be aware of what your number is
  • Proof of Identity Valid Proofs of Identity must be scanned and 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 7/7/2023:
    • 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 must be scanned and 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 worked or been verified with YouthWorks between 2015-2023 do not need to provide Proof of Work Authorization
  • YW Application Signature Page
    Click for Form
    Parent signature required if you are under the age of 18 as of 7//2023
  • Work Permit (if under 18)
    Click for 14-18 Work Permit website
    Click for 13-year old Work Permit
    Previously used work permits for YouthWorks can be reused for up to 3 years. YW work permits being reused, must be from 2020 or later.
    To get a NEW Work Permit for 14-18 year olds, click the button Click for 14-18 Work Permit webite below, to apply for a Work Permit on the MD Department of Labor (DLLR) Website.
    PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SIGN AND DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT IN THE DLLR WEBSITE. Then you must attach the Work Permit into the attachment section of your application.
    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: Nadia Sims
    • Work Duties: Trainee
  • Federal Form W-4
    Click for Form
    Click for How-To Video
  • Maryland Form MW-507
    Click for Form
    Click for How-To Video
  • Federal Form I-9
    Click for Form
    Click for How-To Video
  • Identified Way to Get PaidScroll down for more details on the payment options available to YouthWorkers. You will input this information onto the YouthWorks Payroll Form.
  • YouthWorks Payroll Form
    Click for Form
    Click for How-To Video
  • Proof of Income (optional)
  • Resume (optional)

Orange items require parent signature if under 18

You should be able to fill out all completed documents above using a computer. If you are having trouble opening or typing into them, you can use Sejda Online PDF Editor OR download Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version) by going to this page. It may be more difficult to complete these documents on a smartphone.

Click here for a checklist of 2023 application requirements

Online application opens January 3, 2023 and closes April 7, 2023

Youth

The youth online application for YouthWorks is open from January 3 - April 7, 2023. Baltimore City youth ages 14 – 21 (by July 7, 2023) are eligible to apply. The program will operate from:

July 10, 2023 – August 10, 2023

Payment options

Before applying, you must select how you want to be paid.

YouthWorks has the following three options for how youth can receive their pay. You can learn more by watching our YouthWorks Payment Options video by clicking here.

Debit PayCard


Existing Bank Account

We'll Help You Open a Bank Account


Required:

Required:

  • YW Payroll Form
  • Choose either:
    • Personal Check
    • Direct Deposit Authorization Form

Youth applicant must be primary account holder as demonstrated by name on the Check or Direct Deposit Authorization Form. These forms can be obtained from the account holder's bank or credit union.

Required:

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

Important Email Notifications

Important emails will be sent out to inform youth throughout the process of becoming a YouthWorker:

  1. Registration
  2. Completion
  3. Placement
  4. Hover over the 3 important email notifications below to find out more:


    You will receive an email once you have submitted your application. At this point you have registered for YouthWorks. Continue checking your email to make sure you correctly completed all the attachments necessary for your application.
    Once you have submitted your application and correctly completed and uploaded all of your documents, you will get an email confirming that your application is complete.
    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).

Get to Work!

Now comes the easy part! YouthWorks will be in touch regarding additional programming as the start date of YouthWorks approaches.