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Baltimore's summer jobs program, YouthWorks, offers the chance to 'earn while you learn'

Baltimore's YouthWorks connects young people and employers for a paid employment opportunity to explore potential career paths. Credit: YouthWorks Facebook page
Baltimore's YouthWorks connects young people and employers for a paid employment opportunity to explore potential career paths. Credit: YouthWorks Facebook page

Do you remember your first job? Learning the route to get there, depositing your first paycheck, getting to know your coworkers? For teens and young adults in Baltimore City, that opportunity may come this summer.

YouthWorksis a job program housed in the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. Young people are matched to a local job site, earn a paycheck, and attend personal development workshops. The program will run for five weeks, from July to August. We ask senior program manager Rasheem about the program's impact.

Applications are due by April 7th. Find more information about applying here. Check out the YouTube page.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.