Youth Opportunity Community Center

From agency: Mayor's Office of Employment Development
Resource Details
Alternate Name YO; Youth Works
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. Offers a five-week summer work experience as a Virtual YouthWorks  for 2021. The online application deadline extended to March 31, 2021. YouthWorks 2021 will operate a virtual summer program from June 28 – August 6, four hours per day, five days per week, totaling 20 hours per week. YouthWorkers will use a web-based tool that includes job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, academic enrichment and skills training. Registered youth will be contacted directly by phone and email with more information. For the online application, please visit 

Applicants must be Baltimore City residents, 14-21 years old on June 25, 2021. If a youth needs help with the YW application feel free to contact the YW Helpdesk Email at or call (410) 545-1820.
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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
Access Art
One-Stop Career Center
Workforce Reception Center
Northwest One-Stop Career Center/Re-Entry Center, The, Ex-Offenders

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