Resources for Youth and Young Adults

Are you looking for a job, or trying to figure out what kind of career would be a good match for your skills? We can help! We offer a wide variety of programs tailored especially for young adults in Frederick County. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Job Training Opportunities

Eligible youth between the ages of 14 and 24 can receive grant-funded, individualized career services at no cost! Services offered include mentoring, career assessments, workplace readiness training, paid/unpaid work experience, job search strategies, access to job postings and more. Funding is provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and eligible youth must demonstrate barriers to employment.

For more information, call us at 301.600.2255 or plan to attend our Navigating Success Seminar. Visit our Calendar of Events to find out when the next Navigating Success will be offered. You can also visit the Resource Room during our normal business hours (Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm) to speak with a staff member about your training needs and the eligibility process.

Summer Jobs Programs

The Frederick County Summer Jobs Program provides valuable and meaningful summer employment opportunities for Frederick County residents between the ages of 14-21 and who possess a barrier to employment, such as a disability or lower income status. Job titles range from Landscape Design Assistant to Childcare/Camp Counselors to Supply Chain Management Assistants. Information about the 2020 program will be available in February!


Overcoming Barriers Scholarships

Founded by the Frederick County Workforce Development Board, this program awards one-year scholarships to Frederick County residents between the ages of 17 and 21 who can demonstrate that they have encountered a barrier in their educational path. A financial barrier in and of itself is not considered a barrier for the purpose of this scholarship. Students enrolling in post-secondary education, including trade and vocational schools, are encouraged to apply. To apply for this scholarship, visit the Community Foundation of Frederick County.