Summer Youth Employment Program

Looking for Summer Work or Training Experience?

Are you between the ages of 16-24
living in Charles or Calvert County?


Do you live in St. Mary’s County?
(ages 14-24)

The Summer Youth Employment Program is a 6-week program that allows youth and young adults in Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s the opportunity to receive professional knowledge and/or work experience by participating in our Virtual Training Platform (Incentive- Based) or by working onsite at local businesses through the Paid Employment Platform (Onsite/Virtual). See details about each platform below.

Virtual Paid Training Program

This curriculum-structured platform offers 1st-time youth participants access to a variety of online workshops, powered by the Success Training Institute, that are designed to build confidence, and essential skills and help youths explore their career interests. This is An “Earn while you Learn” virtual training. As a participant, you must have access to a computer/laptop/tablet/or mobile device. Participants are required to participate in the weekly virtual workshops facilitated by the TCC youth specialist team.

For more information, please contact Malik Self, Youth Program Support Specialist at:

Paid Employment Platform

The paid employment platform offers the 2nd-year youth participants an opportunity to gain work experience with local businesses in the tri-county area. Participants are required to work up to 35 hours per week at the amount of hourly wage at the state’s minimum. The participants will receive a paycheck/direct deposit weekly. On-site/remote positions are limited to program funding received from local, state, and federal funding sources.

For more information about the Summer Youth Employment Program, please contact Malik Self, Youth Program Support Specialist at:

Résumé / Interview Workshops

Join us for our Résumé and Interview workshops. Learn how to create an impressive resume and/or improve your interview skills. Our staff can assist you will assist you by in-person or through virtual appointments.

For more information about our résumé/interview workshops, please contact Malik Self, Youth Program Support Specialist at:

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning is an 11-week work-partnership program that is designed to provide youth and young adults with work experiences with local businesses. Participants must meet the eligibility requirements stated by WIOA policy to participate in this program.

For more information, please contact Malik Self, Youth Program Support Specialist at:

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“I thought the program was great! It’s nice to know that there are programs like this one that is both credible and extremely beneficial to young adults. Although I went into the program not expecting too much, I learned quite a few things about soft skills and leadership, and in the end, I received a considerable amount of money that I could use for college. I would recommend this program to anyone.”

Maryam A

“This program has allowed me to not only learn new concepts that will help me when joining the workforce, but has also allowed me to grow as an individual. The various courses taught me valuable lessons and skills that will be useful for my future. The internship courses showed me what it will take to succeed as an intern in the field, then mentorship program taught me how to successfully lead, and the other courses taught me Adobe and Photoshop. With these skills that I have obtained due to this program I have now developed a new expertise that I could bring into interviews, making me a better applicant than my peers that may be applying. I am thankful for this opportunity in participating in this program and am happy that it taught me valued sill that I will hold onto for the rest of my life.”

Aria S.

“This summer as I desperately searched for a job, I remembered working with JobSource and my great experience there. I remember reaching out and asking for any opportunities available. I was informed and encouraged to apply for this year’s youth summer program. I’m so glad I applied and accepted this opportunity because this has been another amazing experience. This summer working with the company Stella’s Girls, I learned how it was working with a non profit organization. I learned about marketing through social media, time management and task deadlines. This summer program helped introduce me to the basics of work (time sheets, payroll, and communication) and to the Stella’s Girls company. I’m grateful to take some of these values back to school as I complete my senior year”.

Amor F.