Youth Services

The Office of Workforce development works with youth to help them in identifying and accomplishing their educational and career goals. Our services are aimed to help you succeed! Our staff will work with you one-on-one to create a personal plan for success and to connect you to education and /or in-demand industry occupations. For more information about enroll in our program click here.

Summer Youth Information

2020 Summer Youth Employment Program

***Please check back soon for details about our 2020  Summer Youth Employment Program,.***

The Office of Workforce Development's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), provides Howard County youth between the ages of 14-21 with paid internships within Howard County Government. The program focuses on job readiness and career exploration while providing valuable work experience to youth.


Additional services we provide include:
  • Career and employment coaching
  • High school diploma attainment
  • Skills training
  • Tutoring   
  • Resume and interviewing assistance
  • Job search assistance
  • Paid/unpaid work experience

Who is eligible?

All youth must reside in Howard County, be ages 16-24 and meet one of the following criteria:

  • High school drop out
  • Homeless or runaway
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Foster child
  • An offender
  • Lack basic skills in reading and math
  • Low income
Contact us:
To get further information or to set up an appointment to enroll in the program, contact our youth coordinator, Jermira Sarratt, at 410-290-2620 or email for more information.

Equal Opportunity Program: As an equal opportunity program, discrimination in WIOA Title I financially assisted programs or activities is prohibited by federal law and by Howard County Government. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation, please contact Stephanie Hill at 410-290-2620, TTY 410-312-0827. Our programs are made possible in part by grants from the U.S. Department of Labor. Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service in time and funding.