Youth Opportunity Community Center

From agency: Mayor's Office of Employment Development
Resource Details
Alternate Name YO; YouthWorks
Description YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES (YO): Serves youth who are disconnected from school and/or the workforce and links them to community-based educational, workforce preparation and personal development services. Offers an alternative school for over aged youth, GED and Pre-GED classes and also provides on-line courses to assist youth earn a diploma. Assists youth with job readiness classes, job placement services, career screening based on skills and interests and career training in high growth industries. Also provides life skills, clubs, fun social events, fitness center and a recording studio.

YOUTH SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: Assists Baltimore City youths 14-21, in need of summer employment. The Youth Application is open January 17 – April 28, 2022. YouthWorks 2022 will operate a 5-week summer program for youth from July 5th – August 5th, five hours per day, five days per week, totaling 25 hours per week. YouthWorkers will be introduced to workplace experiences, financial literacy development, career exploration opportunities, and skills training. Registered youth will be emailed with more information.  Apply online at

The program will not be holding verification interviews in-person and instead expect participants to complete their verification documents in their application.

Youth who would like help with the YW application feel free to contact the YW Helpdesk Email at or call (410) 545-1820.
Defined coverage areas:
Hours of operation:
Mon: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Eligibility Youth, ages 18-24, who are Baltimore city residents and out of school.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible
Program Fees None.
Application Process Orientation Wednesdays at 11:30AM.
Documents Required Social Security card, photo ID, birth certificate and mail with current address.
Volunteer Requirements 21 and older.
Volunteer Duties Property maintenance and cleaning.
Programs at this agency Career Academy Youth Services
Workforce Reception Center
One-Stop Career Center
Access Art
Northwest One-Stop Career Center/Re-Entry Center, The, Ex-Offenders
Access Art, Food Pantry
Access Art, COVID-19 Vaccinations
Youth Services Division, YH2O Career Mentoring Program

Contact Information
Fax Number 410-545-6967
Westside 410-545-6953
Main 410-545-6950
Headquarters 410-396-6722
Eastside 410-732-2661
Main Contact Phone
Director or Senior Administrator Name
Director or Senior Administrator Title
Director or Senior Administrator Phone
Sites offering this Program 1510 West Lafayette Avenue
1212 North Wolfe Street
101 West 24th Street