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Youth Programs

First Step, Inc.: First Step Youth Training Program

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

Locations
3527 North Rolling Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21244

10400 Ridgeland Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Target Participants
Economically disadvantaged youth ages 16 to 18 with barriers such as skill deficiencies, homelessness, offender status or pregnant/parenting status, who have dropped out of school. Must have at least an 8th grade math and reading level.

Services
Pre employment and career assessment, GED and basic education classes, counseling, job skill enhancement and placement services.

Baltimore County Public Schools: Life Works

Contact Information
Joann Lewis, Project Coordinator
Phone: 410-887-0133
Fax: 410-887-0473

Location
The Rosedale Center
8200 Old Philadelphia Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21237

Target Participants
11th and 12th graders enrolled in The Rosedale Center for Alternative Education and who are deficient in reading and math.

Services
Remediation in reading and math, career and post-secondary educational exploration, counseling and job skill enhancement, plus participation in a six week paid summer internship. Transition coordinators provide support services to students upon return to their home school and placement services upon graduation.

Catapult Learning Career Starters

Locations
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 21 who have dropped out of school. Must have at least an 8th grade reading level and 6th grade math level.

Services
GED preparation, computer literacy training, career planning, leadership development, and placement services. This program promotes self esteem while helping youth to achieve educational success and financial independence.

Revised May 15, 2014

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