About Us

Find out more about the YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program!

To collaborate with youth and employers to create a meaningful paid employment opportunity that enhances youth job skills.

YouthWorks, originally called Blue Chip, changed its name in 1987. The program originally began in 1973 and is now in 50th year!

YouthWorks is a program within the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Youth Services Division. We provide a 5-week job opportunity to thousands of Baltimore City young people between the ages of 14 to 21.

YouthWorks employers fit into two sections, Host Employers and Hire Employers. Host Employers are made up of nonprofits, government agencies, emerging businesses (1-5 Employees), etc. Hire Employers are made up of mostly businesses and other organizations that are able to pay out of pocket.

What’s Next?


The Road to YouthWorks 2023: Applicants with Complete Applications will be placed in June.

What’s Next?


1. Sign up for MANDATORY Worksite Supervisor Meetings!
Link to Sign Up for Mandatory Worksite Supervisor Meetings
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Friday, July 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM

2. Did you miss the Worksite Pre-Summer Information Session?
If yes, here is a hyperlink to the Worksite Pre-Summer Information Session Powerpoint

3. Worksites - Road to YouthWorks 2023

We will be sharing a variety of events and programs for youth in Baltimore City!

All Summer in the City

June in the City

July in the City

August in the City