YouthWorks Creates Leadership Opportunities for Young Workers
In 2023, nearly 7,900 Baltimore City youth applied to YouthWorks to gain summer employment experience, and some 500 businesses, agencies and nonprofits signed on to meet this demand.
The program — founded 50 years ago — operates out of the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and receives funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (among other foundations). It is unique in that it guarantees every qualifying applicant — Baltimore City youth between the ages of 14 to 21 — at least five weeks of summer employment.
Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation