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Youth Services

To achieve success in today’s competitive economy requires young adults to have the education, technical skills, work experience and workplace conduct employers expect. Young people—especially those who face challenges such as homelessness, poverty or disabilities—often need help to achieve post-secondary education and career employment. Through collaboration with a variety of organizations, schools and government agencies, we partner with efforts aimed at increasing and enhancing opportunities for teens and young adults.

The Youth Services Program engages eligible young people between the ages of 14 and 24 who are in school, have graduated or dropped out of high school, by providing valuable education, training, counseling and work-based learning opportunities. 

To learn more about the services and programs we provide, call 410-887-4813 or email youthservices@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Summer Youth Employment Program

A summer job can be an important step on the path to a solid career. Our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) places youth ages 14 to 21 in jobs to acquire an appreciation of the labor market, gain insights into their strengths as employable citizens and learn marketable skills.

At this time, youth and employer applications are no longer being accepted for the 2020 program. For more information regarding the 2021 program, continue to check this page for updates, contact Youth Services or subscribe to our e-newsletter.

In-School Youth Program

Youth Services is partnering with Baltimore County Public Schools to launch an In-School Youth (ISY) Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) program for juniors and seniors attending Milford Mill, Woodlawn and Patapsco High Schools. The ISY program provides resources to deliver a comprehensive array of youth services that focus on assisting in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment:

  • Prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities
  • Attain educational/skills training credentials 
  • Secure employment with career/promotional opportunities

For more information, eligible students may email Michael Nickens-Turner, ISY Project Specialist, at mnickens-turner@baltimorecountymd.gov.

CCBC LEAP Program

The CCBC Learn, Earn, Achieve and Progress (LEAP) Program provides out-of-school young adults with the opportunity to receive holistic training and support services that increase knowledge, workforce preparation, academic skills, competencies and credentials leading to entry-level employment and long-term success in a career pathway. These comprehensive education and employment services will help to prepare young adults for success in the workplace and in life. The program offers an opportunity to obtain a GED or Maryland high school diploma, gain an industry-recognized certification, and acquire employment and work-based learning experiences.

Program Highlights

  • Adult mentoring
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Financial literacy
  • Job readiness, time management, problem solving and tutoring support
  • Leadership development
  • Understanding career and education options
  • Work-based learning opportunities

Locations

Interested candidates would participate at one of the following locations:

  • CCBC Randallstown Extension Center (with the Liberty American Job Center)
    3637 Offut Road
    Randallstown, Maryland 21133
  • CCBC Catonsville
    800 Rolling Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21228
  • CCBC Dundalk
    7200 Sollers Point Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21222
  • CCBC Essex
    7201 Rossville Boulevard
    Baltimore, Maryland 21237

This is a free program for those who qualify. Learn more about the CCBC LEAP program by calling the LEAP information line at 443-840-4292 or emailing cte@ccbcmd.edu.

Subscribe to Our E-Newsletter

Read the latest edition of our monthly "Youth Connection" e-newsletter and subscribe to the mailing list to receive future editions and information about helpful resources for youth. 

Past Issues

View past issues of the Youth Connection e-newsletter.

 
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