YouthWorks Summer Jobs

YouthWorksBy the year 2020, nearly half of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of millennials. Will local businesses and government agencies be able to find qualified candidates ready to fill positions soon to be vacated by our aging workforce?

Each year YouthWorks matches thousands of city youth to summer jobs where they develop workplace skills, learn how to meet employers’ expectations, and gain exposure to career opportunities in high growth industries. Baltimore’s business community plays an important role by shaping the future workforce and getting great employees at the same time. The private sector is encouraged to participate again in 2018 by interviewing and hiring from a pool of trained and talented young people through YouthWorks’ Hire One Youth strategy.


  • Youth are screened for skills/interests to match your workplace needs.
  • All youth receive job readiness training before being referred for interviews.
  • YouthWorkers are paid at least the minimum wage of $10.10/hour for at least 120 hours.
  • Companies can hire and pay the youth directly from their payroll or contribute $1600 per job to the Baltimore City Foundation and the City will be the employer-of-record and process payroll needs.
  • A job coach is assigned to ensure the experience is beneficial for all parties.

YouthWorks will operate two, five-week sessions – June 25 July 27 and from July 9-August 10. Hiring organizations can customize their work schedules beyond these dates if needed.

To find out how your company or organization can benefit from the skills and energy of a young person this summer, please visit, call Harriett Diles at 410-396-JOBS (5627) or email [email protected].


Online donations can be made through the Baltimore City Foundation at Choose MOED - YouthWorks 855-00. Checks can also be made payable to Baltimore City Foundation/YouthWorks and mailed to MOED, 101 W. 24th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.