The Youth application opens January 2, 2024 and closes March 22, 2024. YouthWorks 2024 will operate a 5-week summer program for youth from Monday July 8th – Friday August 9th. Youth may work up to five hours per day and five days per week totaling 25 hours (may work more hours in Private Sector).
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 5, 2024) 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.
For 2024, 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 documentsbefore you start the application.
Previously used work permits for YouthWorks can be reused for up to 3 years. YW work permits being reused, must be from 2021 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:
Important emails will be sent out to inform youth throughout the process of becoming a YouthWorker:
Hover over the 3 important email notifications below to find out more:
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Now comes the easy part! YouthWorks will be in touch regarding additional programming as the start date of YouthWorks approaches.
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All information test requests under the Public Information Act or the Freedom of Information Act are to be made in writing to the Director, Mayor's Office of Employment Development, 417 East Fayette Street, Suite 468, Baltimore, MD 21202