Youth & Young Adult Services

  • Launch Your Future Employment (LYFE)
  • Summer RISE
  • Young Adult Programs

Unlock Your Future with LYFE, powered by WorkSource Montgomery!

Are you a Montgomery County resident who’s feeling lost when it comes to finding a career and not just job? LYFE is here to guide you!

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Whether you’re taking a gap year from high school or college, a recent graduate, or someone looking to transition into a high-demand field, LYFE provides a paid opportunity to explore various career paths, from healthcare and IT to Biotech. This program is designed to prepare you for either full time employment, support your return to formal education, or help secure your acceptance into an apprenticeship or training program. Join us to turn your dreams into reality!

Program Highlights:

  • 16-week paid work experience

  • Career exploration and job readiness training by experienced career advisors

  • Supportive services

WHO: Montgomery County Residents age 16-24 currently not enrolled in school/formal education.

WHAT: A paid 16-week work experience program emphasizing career exploration and job readiness training.

WHEN: Cohorts running on a rolling basis, beginning January 2024.

WHERE: Participants will join us at our Wheaton office, with plans for a potential Hybrid model.

How to Sign Up:

If you’re ready to take the next step, but not sure how to get there, sign up for LYFE today.



Scan the QR code or visit

Complete the form with your name, email address, age and highest level of education.


Our Intake Team will contact you for an interview and to set up a personalized plan.

The LYFE program will ensure that you have the necessary skills, connections and confidence to thrive in the workforce. For more information, email Bridget Flaherty at

Summer RISE is an initiative led by the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Department of Partnerships in collaboration with businesses, government agencies, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations.

Summer RISE provides students with a career-based opportunity to engage in hands-on learning related to their field of interest. This is a five week/50 hour summer program for rising MCPS juniors and seniors that are in-person, virtual or a combination of the two experiences.

Students will learn:

  • Organizational structures and how an organization functions as a whole
  • Employer expectations in a typical workplace environment
  • Career options, starting salaries, degrees, certifications or experiences required in a specific field
  • Professional and transferable technical skills determined by the business community
  • Technical and professional transferable skills that apply to any job

WSM partners with Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and Identity, Inc. to offer comprehensive employment and training services to Out-of-School Youth or Young Adults ages 16-24. The goal of these programs is to assist individuals in identifying and achieving their career goals. Services are designed to help meet the workforce needs of those who face barriers to employment.

Services Include:

  • Paid Work Experience

  • Occupational Skills Training

  • Leadership Development

  • Supportive Services

  • Follow-up Services

  • Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling

  • Post-Secondary Preparation

  • Financial Literacy

  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training

Who’s Eligible:

Montgomery County residents ages 16-24 currently not enrolled in school/formal education.

Contact for the Young Adult Program:

For inquires about the Young Adult Program, please contact

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If you would like to receive more information, please fill out this quick interest form and someone from our staff will contact you within 7 business days!

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