Summer Youth Employment Program

CCWD’s Summer Youth Employment Program serves Carroll County youth who have never worked or who have one or more barriers to employment. The summer program participants are 16 to 18 years old.

CCWD offers career guidance and opportunities for youth to gain meaningful work experience onsite with Carroll businesses while getting paid through the county’s workforce grants – eliminating the financial burden for the business partners. Participants will earn current Maryland Minimum Wage.

For Businesses:

Why should Carroll County businesses participate?

  • It is FREE TO THE EMPLOYER!!! Carroll County Government hires AND pays the participant for 6 weeks of work!
  • Provide valuable work experience and mentoring to 16 – 18 year-old youth in Carroll County
  • Train possible future employees for your company
  • July – August each summer

For Youth:

Who is eligible?

  • IEP/504 Plan
  • Low reading or math skills (below 9th grade level)
  • High school drop-out
  • Experiencing homelessness, runaway, or in foster care
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Criminal record
  • Low income or receive SNAP, TCA, or free/reduced lunch
  • English Language Learners
  • Diabilities

Maryland minor (ages 14-17) work permits apply here.

Contact Youth Program staff for more information:

Eileen Vozzella:
Office: 410-386-2807 | Cell/Text: 443-340-8795