The story of four YouthWorks participants and how the city’s career training program has prepared them for college and beyond. Every day around 8 a.m. thousands of Baltimore residents roll out of bed to jump in the car, hop on the metro or grab the bus to work. This summer, there were quite a few fresh faces added to the regular morning crowd. A record 8,300 young men and women ages 14-21 were placed in local private, nonprofit and city and state government internships this summer through the city’s YouthWorks program. The 20-year-old program, run by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, places each teen in a 5-week position at one of over 900 participating work sites.
Click here to read the inspiring profiles of four Summer YouthWorkers, who were featured in the Baltimore Business Journal this month.