UMMC’s goals for youth in the community are to: 

  • Reduce violence in school-aged children
  • Introduce youth to jobs in health care
  • Increase student attendance and support career readiness 

Our partnerships with local schools and community programs create internships and mentorships.  Seminars and hospital tours allow hands-on exploration of careers in health care.  

Students gain work readiness skills through occupational skills training as a part of career and technology education programs. They receive professional development with experts in the field and are exposed to many healthcare careers.  

These partnerships help create an employment pipeline for new workers choosing a career in health care.

Wraparound Supports for Our Partner Schools 

  • Sponsoring field trips
  • Donating school supplies and uniforms
  • Donating washers and dryers to launder uniforms
  • Hosting career day and health awareness fairs
  • Teacher appreciation breakfasts and luncheons
  • Workforce development employment opportunities for parents
  • Weekly information on current events and available resources

Elementary and Middle School Partners 

Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
James McHenry Elementary/Middle School
Matthew A. Henson Elementary
Robert W. Coleman Elementary 
Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary School

High School Partners

Augusta Fells Savage High School - Visual arts, college and career preparatory program
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School - College preparatory, corporate internship program
Edmondson-Westside High School - Certified nursing assistant, surgical technician programs
Renaissance Academy High School - Phlebotomy, college preparatory programs
Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy - Certified nursing assistant, pharmacy technician, EMT programs

Summer Internships Through YouthWorks

UMMC’s summer internship program is held on an annual basis. During the designated enrollment period, students must complete a registration packet at in order to be considered for our program.

To participate students must: 

  • Be Baltimore City residents between the ages of 16-21
  • Commit to and complete our 4-week virtual and in-person program with the required minimum of 125 hours of service

The program's three parts: 

  • Career Exploration Series - introduction to various careers within the medical system (medical and non-medical)
  • Leadership Development Training - weekly sessions that teach interpersonal and professional skills
  • Team Service Project -  working in teams with a community partner, designing a sustainable community project that addresses an issue in a community