Welcome to the YouthWorks 2017 Online Application!

The deadline for youth to apply to YouthWorks has passed. We are still accepting worksite applications through April 15th.







Baltimore City residents ages 14 to 21 can apply for a summer job through YouthWorks! In order to be eligible for a summer job, you must follow the process below:  

The YouthWorks Application Process


  1. Apply Online (Youth Application Closed): Please apply online at this link. If you applied last year, use the same email. If you have never applied before, please use the email address you use most often to sign-up. If you don't have an email address, you can create on at Gmail or MSN.

  2. Apply For and Print Out a Work Permit (if 13 - 17 years old): Anyone who is 14 - 17 must go to the DLLR Website, fill out the information in the form, print the completed Work Permit. If you are 13, please print this document. Make sure you and your parent/guardian sign the completed Work Permit. If you need assistance, use this step-by-step guide. Use the following information for the Employer's Information section:
    • Company: YouthWorks
    • Street Address: 101 W 24th Street
    • City: Baltimore
    • State: Maryland
    • Zip Code: 21218
    • Telephone: 410-545-1820
    • Type of Business: Public Administration
    • Supervisor's Name: Michelle Miles
    • Work Duties: Trainee

  3. Fill out the MTA Charm Card Form (if you may want a bus pass): Print the MTA Charm Card Form and fill out the information. If you are 13 - 17 years old, make sure your parent signs it as well. This form is not required, but may help you receive an MTA Charm Card Bus pass earlier if you are selected for a job and choose to get one.

  4. Attend Certification: Soon after you apply, you will receive an email with a date, time, and location you need to be at to get "certified" for YouthWorks. You will need to bring printed copies of the following documents to that appointment:
YouthWorks Forms Required For Signed by Parents if under 18? Available At
School ID, State ID/License, Report Card
All Applicants   School ID/Report Card: Talk to your school
State ID/License: MVA
PayCard Direct Deposit Form All Applicants Yes YW Documents Section
YW Application All Applicants Yes Login to download and print
Social Security Card New Applicants   Social Security Administration
Birth Certificate New Applicants   MD Birth Certificate
Select Service Registration Male at Birth, 18+ Years Old   Selective Service Online Registration System
Work Permit Ages 13 - 17 Yes Age 14-17: MD DLLR Website
Age 13: This Document
Proof of Income
Pay Stub, Public Assistance Record, Etc
MVA Charm Card Form Optional, if you might want a discounted bus pass for the job Yes YW Website Document Section




Baltimore City non-profits, government agencies, and businesses can serve as worksites for youth ages 14 to 21 can apply for a summer job through YouthWorks!

Non-profits and government agencies are welcome to receive youth summer workers ages 14 - 21 at no charge through YouthWorks as Worksite Hosts. Businesses (as well as non-profits and government agencies) who cover the cost of wages can have youth ages 16 - 21 employed with them through Hire One Youth.


Worksite Host

  • In YouthWorks 2017, YouthWorks will have two five-week sessions:
    • Session 1: June 26th to July 28th
    • Session 2: July 10th to August 11th
  • YouthWorks participants are scheduled to work five hours each day (excluding lunch), five days a week, for five weeks giving a total of 125 hours. They earn minimum wage ($9.25 per hour) for their work.
  • All worksite applications must be submitted by April 15st for organizations interested in the 1st session
  • Worksites that want to request specific youth must submit the receipts of these youth to YouthWorks (summerjobs@oedworks.com) by April 7th. Worksites may decline accepting an applicant's receipt.


The Worksite Application Process

  • New worksite applicants can submit an application using their current active email address, while returning worksite are encouraged to use the same email they used in previous years.
  • Once an account has been created, worksites must submit:
  • Basic information about your organization
  • Sample job descriptions for each position
  • Work schedules for each position
  • Resume of each staff members that will supervise YouthWorkers
  • If you need to stop working on your application, you can save the information, and return to it later using the same email and password you signed up with
  • You will receive a confirmation email when you have submitted your application

CLICK HERE to Apply as a YouthWorks Employer


Hire One Youth

The Hire One Youth strategy provides an opportunity for Baltimore’s private-sector employers to help shape the future workforce by interviewing and hiring at least one responsible and motivated 16- to 21-year-old. These job-ready young people are available for summer positions through the YouthWorks summer jobs program that often lead to part- or full-time year-round employment.

Working with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Don Fry serves as the Hire One Youth chair and supports Hire One Youth as a solid investment for local businesses.

Features and Benefits

  • You get a great worker!
  • All Hire One Youth participants are screened for skills/interests to match your workplace needs
  • You are given a job coach to ensure the experience is beneficial for all parties.
  • Hire One Youth workers are paid at least the minimum wage of $9.25 per hour for at least 120 hours
  • You can hire and pay the youth directly from your payroll or make a donation of $1500 per job to the Baltimore City Foundation and the City will be employer-of-record and process payroll needs
  • You'll be giving Baltimore City youth the change to explore varied career opportunities, gain essential workplace skills, get a competitive advantage in the workforce, and form valuable relationships with the business community

For more information about the Hire One Youth campaign, feel free to contact the YouthWorks office at HireOneYouth@oedworks.com or visit:


CLICK HERE to Apply as a Hire One Youth Employer