Online registration now open for YouthWorks 2021 summer jobs program

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Registration for Summer Job Placements to be Conducted Entirely Online this Year

(Photo/moed.baltimorecity.gov/youth-services)

BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, January 25, 2021) — Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that YouthWorks, Baltimore City’s summer jobs program for young people, has opened online registration for the 2021 summer session.

Residents ages 14-21 can visit youthworks.oedworks.com to register as a new or returning prospective YouthWorks participant.

“I am thrilled to announce registration for this year’s program, which brings opportunities for summer jobs for our young people,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “This vital citywide initiative is a true partnership between city government, our private and philanthropic partners, and our community businesses. In the coming months we will continue to support, raise money and identify employment opportunities for our young people so we can provide as many paid opportunities as possible this summer.”

The 2021 registration process will be conducted entirely online and will be open through March 19, 2021. The Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition will provide technical support to applicants and their families during the application process. Additionally, Wide Angle Youth Media has produced video tutorials to help with the registration process.

YouthWorks 2021 is scheduled to operate a largely virtual program from June 28 – August 6, 2021. YouthWorkers will work four hours per day, five days per week and receive the minimum wage of $11.75/hour. As in 2020, many YouthWorkers will use a web-based tool that includes job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, academic enrichment and skills training.

“Year after year, Baltimore’s young people show that they want to work,” said Jason Perkins-Cohen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. “With the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we provide youth with ways to earn money, learn workplace skills and develop into our future workforce.”

Employers interested in showing support or becoming a worksite are encouraged to visit youthworks.oedworks.com for more information.

How to support YouthWorks:

HIRE:

Baltimore’s businesses interested in participating in the virtual YouthWorks 2021 summer jobs program can apply here. Businesses are encouraged to contact YouthWorks Private Sector at 410-396-6722 or ywprivate@oedworks.com for more information.

HOST:

Non-profit organizations, community groups and government agencies interested in participating in the virtual YouthWorks 2021 summer jobs program can apply here. These positions are already funded. Contact 410-396-6722 or summerjobs@oedworks.com for more information.

DONATE:

YouthWorks welcomes tax-deductible donations to pay the wages of youth placed at public sector worksites through the Baltimore Civic Fund. The cost per job placement for YouthWorks 2021 is $1800, but contributions of any amount are appreciated. Checks can be made payable to Baltimore Civic Fund/YouthWorks and mailed to MOED, 101 W. 24th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.