May 13, 2022

A Preview of Our Upcoming Summer with YouthWorks!

Young Girl in a pink tracksuit skipping and laughing with her coach during a workout outside.

Every year around mid-May, our team here at MissionFit starts to ramp up their excitement for the summer ahead. That’s because we have so much to look forward to!  We’re always looking for ways to get involved in strengthening Baltimore’s Youth, and there are so many opportunities this year. In particular, we are counting down the days until the start of YouthWorks on July 5! In this blog, we’ll share a little more about what makes this program such an amazing opportunity for our city’s youth.


What is YouthWorks?

One glance at YouthWorks’ slogan of “Summer jobs launch careers” should offer some insight into what this program is all about. Essentially, several volunteering worksites collaborate with students between the ages of 14 and 21 to expose them to a variety of industries and enable them to gain workforce readiness and career-specific skills. Not only will participants gain key skills to use throughout their career, but they will also be able to begin building their savings from a young age. YouthWorks is a paid program partnered directly with the City of Baltimore!


MissionFit and Youthworks

Once again in 2022, MissionFit is proud to be among the many worksites available to those enrolled in YouthWorks. Our students will be participating in the MissionFit Strength Ambassadors Workforce Development Program, where we strive to encourage them to be health advisors in addition to enabling them to enhance their career readiness.

Over the course of the four-week program, the youth will gain knowledge and skills to incorporate physical and mental health into their lives and learn how to leverage these skills outside the gym to their family, friends, and peers. They are not only healthy individuals, but catalysts for health in their own communities!

To get a glimpse of the role models in the community we have worked with in the past, check out these clips from our Strength Ambassadors Terrence, Carlos and Di’Kera.


Strengthen Baltimore’s Youth with MissionFit!

MissionFit is dedicated to strengthening Baltimore youth through classes and an open gym. It’s our goal to encourage positive traits, like respect and teamwork, and provide children with a place to gain self-confidence and enjoy some exercise. To learn more about our classes or donate to support our mission, visit our website. Want to Support? We’re making health a possibility and a priority for Baltimore’s youth. If you want to support us, here are two easy ways to do so:

1. Donate here!
2. You can put your online shopping to good use by donating a percentage of your purchase with AmazonSmile! To get started, sign in here, search for “MissionFit” and select us as your charity of choice.

May 13, 2022