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First Step, Inc.: First Step Youth Training Program

Contact Information
Lena Thomas, Youth Employment Coordinator
Phone: 410-521-3800
Fax: 410-521-3993

3527 North Rolling Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21244

10400 Ridgeland Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Target Participants

First Step targets out-of-school youth ages 16 to 24 who have either graduated or are looking to acquire their GED. First Step provides services to youth are homeless, pregnant or parenting, ex-offender, or in foster care. Additionally, we provide services to youth and young adults who have dropped out of school and skills deficient high school graduates. 


  • Pre employment and career assessment
  • GED and basic education classes
  • Counseling and case management
  • Financial literacy
  • Employment placement and retention services
  • Labor market and employer information
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Supportive services
  • Support through youth mentoring
  • Leadership development
  • Occupational skills training

Catapult Learning Career Starters

7930 Eastern Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Phone: 410-285-1842
Fax: 410-285-7145
Jenifer Walter, Center Director

1055 Taylor Avenue
Suite 117
Towson, Maryland 21286
Phone: 667-308-2110
Lisa Blair, Center Director

Target Participants
Economically disadvantaged youth ages 16 to 24 who have dropped out of school. Young persons must have at least an eighth grade reading and sixth grade math level.


  • GED preparation
  • Occupational skills training
  • Entrepreneurial and financial literacy training
  • Computer literacy training
  • Career planning
  • Leadership development
  • Supportive services
  • Placement services

This program promotes self-esteem while helping youth to achieve educational success and financial independence.


Revised August 1, 2016        

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