Baltimore’s YouthWorks program welcomed some participants back to in-person jobs this summer after the COVID-19 pandemic pivoted the program to remote work last year. The program, which ran from the end of June through mid-August, offers summer employment to young adults, ages 14 to 21. Job placements included neighborhood cleanup and urban farming.

The Weinberg Foundation provided a total of $550,000 to support summer youth jobs programs in both Baltimore City and County. Baltimore City partnered with more than 400 employers to hire more than 6,000 young adults for up to 20 hours of work per week. Baltimore County’s Summer Employment program partnered with nearly 70 employers to hire nearly 300 young adults.