Introduction to YouthWorks Summer Jobs
The 2023 YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program is designed to engage city residents, 14 to 21 years of age, in having a productive summer filled with work-based learning that helps to launch their careers. Youth are exposed (many for the first time) to the world of work that enables them to learn about the variety of occupations available in and around Baltimore. Each youth has the opportunity to work 25 hours a week for five weeks from July 10, 2023 through August 11, 2023. Youth 16 and older are encouraged to participate in the Private Sector Academy: a special job readiness session that gives them access to opportunities with our Private Sector employers.
During the application and recruitment phase of the program, YouthWorks staff will confirm eligibility and help determine an appropriate job match for each participant by carefully reviewing the applicant's age, career interests, skills, and abilities. YouthWorks is seeking summer worksite applicants that offer city youth work-based learning experiences that fully engage youth for 25 hours weekly during the entire five-week summer work period.
Worksite Selection Criteria
YouthWorks summer worksites will be selected based on the following criteria:
Youth Application Process
This year, youth will have a four-step process to follow in completing their YouthWorks application, as well as, providing staff with all proper documents required to make them eligible for work. Below is a reference guide to follow in ensuring that youth you may have requested have followed and completed all the necessary steps:
Step 1 Registration -Youth enter their personal information.
Step 2 Job/Work Accommodation - This information is captured in case in-person work opportunities are available.
Step 3 Payment - This information is required to ensure youth get their money!
Most youth get paid by a pay card. A pay card is similar to a bank card. Money is loaded on the card on payday, and youth can make purchases or withdraw cash using the card.
If youth have an existing bank account and want to be paid by direct deposit, list the bank information on the YW payroll form with youth's voided check or bank deposit form.
If youth are interested in opening an account with Security Plus check the box and a representative will contact youth.
Step 4 Attachments - Upload eligibility documents (All forms and/or links can be located the YouthWorks website document section).
The following regulations have been established to provide equity in the distribution of available summer jobs and to provide a clear understanding to worksite sponsors of their responsibilities:
YouthWorks requires that worksites have at least one supervisor per 10-15 youth workers. Failure to comply with this ratio will eliminate this application from consideration and/or closure of a worksite that fails to comply. All worksites must have a designated representative, who will provide mentoring, supportive supervision, written feedback on the performance and growth of each trainee posted daily. The designated supervisor at the facilities that care for/supervise children must pass a full criminal background investigation conducted by the host organization. This person is required to participate in all mandatory YouthWorks sessions.
After submission of this worksite request, any staffing changes or cancellation on the part of the worksite must be immediately reported to the YouthWorks office at 410-396-JOBS (5627) or 410-545-1820.
By clicking the I agree button below and continuing with the application process, you acknowledge that you have reviewed and understand the information above.<