Non-profits and government organizations are eligible to host Baltimore City youth ages 14-21 at their worksite for the 2019 summer. YouthWorks is holding only one session for the 2019 summer:

July 1, 2019 – August 2, 2019

In order to host a YouthWorker for the summer, worksites must complete these simple steps:
The YouthWorks application for organizations interested in hosting youth in summer 2019 is closed.
YouthWorks may call you or visit your worksite to either:
  • Ensure your worksite and work plan provide a safe and supportive environment to help youth develop job skills
  • Ensure the information on your worksite application is accurate to support an optimal youth-worksite match

Modifications to the site or work plan may be requested at this point. Once YouthWorks has approved your site, you will be assigned a worksite number which you should remember.

If you are not sure how to create an effective work plan for youth, please use our Worksite Work Plan Creation Guide.

In addition, YouthWorks has created YW Ready!, a curriculum for supervisors to provide instruction to their YouthWorkers on job readiness. The curriculum is five one-hour activity-based lessons and includes tips on how you can most effectively use it.

Click here to download YW Ready! the YouthWorks job readiness curriculum
Youth will get matched to worksites in one of three ways:
Request Job Fair Placement
YouthWorks accepts requests from worksites that want to be paired with YouthWorks-eligible applicants. Worksites must collect and submit a completed copy of the YouthWorks Verification Receipt that each eligible youth has received to the YouthWorks Receipt and Request List Submission Form.

Requests are due by Sunday, April 5, 2019.

Download directions on making requests here
YouthWorks will host a job fair for 14-15 year olds. In order to participate, worksites must plan to hire a minimum of 20 youth at the job fair. If you are interested, please complete and send this form to csimon@oedworks.com.





Download Job Fair Interest Form here
YouthWorks does its best to match youth to jobs by considering 20 different criteria from applications. It is imperative that your application is accurate, so that we may match you with the best possible youth. Any slots not filled by requests or job fair will be assigned by YW staff.








The only thing left to do is get to work. To help you understand the process, YouthWorks will hold worksite supervisor training in the spring.

Don’t forget, if you want to do some enrichment activities with your participants, YouthWorks has created YW Ready!, a curriculum for supervisors to provide instruction to their YouthWorkers on job readiness. The curriculum is five one-hour activity-based lessons and includes tips on how you can most effectively use it.

Click here to download YW Ready! the YouthWorks job readiness curriculum
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Still have some questions about the process?
Check out our FAQ section for more information.