YouthBuild

We empower out-of-school youth to re-engage in their education and career goals.

 

Participants work full-time toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing. 

 

HOW IT WORKS

Prospective youth take part in a mental toughness week where they demonstrate their commitment to being part of the program. We review policies, expectations and participate in team building exercises.

Participating youth are placed in one of three academic tracks: GED, high school diploma, or college readiness. Each track shifts focus from academic progress to hands-on construction training on a weekly basis. 

All youth work towards personal and professional development, and participate in community services opportunities. Each participant who completes the program receives a completed certification and are placed into a college or a job.

 

WHO WE SERVE

We serve youth between the ages of 16-24 who are interested in pursuing a career in construction while also receiving educational services to complete their high school diploma or GED.

 

WHO WE WORK WITH
  • Department of Labor
  • Mission View Charter School
  • El Pueblo Construction

 

REQUIREMENTS
  • 16-24 years old
  • Right to work
  • Has not received GED or high school diploma
  • Los Angeles County Resident

 

CONTACT

Ana Aguirre
Director, YouthSource & Education Department

aaguirre@ypiusa.org
(818) 573-9004

 

Melissa Aguilar
Assistant Director, San Fernando Valley YouthSource Center

maguilar@ypiusa.org
(818) 573-9002

 

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