Preparing YouthWorkers for Success in Summer Job Training Program

July 25, 2019

Baltimore, July 18, 2019 – Living Classrooms Staff Writer – This summer, Living Classrooms partnered with the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Urban Alliance, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to deliver an intensive one-week job readiness program to 200 teens and young adults who have been hired with the City’s YouthWorks summer program program, many of whom are having their first work experience.
The training took place at University of Baltimore and was facilitated with the assistance of YouthWorks Fellows.  The curriculum covered skills such as professionalism, resume writing, goal setting, conflict resolution, time management, mindfulness, active listening, etiquette and ethics, financial literacy, and career development.
77 of the youth are currently employed across Living Classrooms’ and Urban Alliance’s sites for five weeks this summer and will be closely monitored by YouthWorks Fellows.  The Fellows have been trained to be Case Managers and continue to support the interns’ success throughout the summer and will help prepare them for their return to school or the workplace after the season is over.  An additional 22 students have been placed in employment through Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses across Baltimore City.