What is YouthBuild USA?

YouthBuild is a community-based pre-apprenticeship program that provides job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24 who have previously dropped out of high school.

How many YouthBuild programs exist worldwide?

YouthBuild International supports 56 programs in 17 countries, and its country-based implementing and learning partners comprise the YouthBuild International Network.

What is the purpose of YouthBuild?

(a) The overarching goal of the YouthBuild program is to provide disadvantaged and low-income youth the opportunity to obtain education and employment skills in local in-demand and high-demand jobs to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Is YouthBuild an interest group?

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Where is YouthBuild based on?

Somerville, Massachusetts
The headquarters are in Somerville, Massachusetts. The YouthBuild program has five components: construction, education, counseling, leadership, and graduate opportunity. Students spend every other week on a job site, learning the construction trade by building homes for their own communities.

When was YouthBuild USA founded?

In 1984, Stoneman and a coalition of youth-serving programs in New York City orchestrated YouthBuild’s expansion citywide. In 1988, YouthBuild began to spread nationally, and in 1990, YouthBuild USA was formed as a support center for the movement, with Stoneman as its CEO.

How many partners does YouthBuild have?

To date, YouthBuild has partnered with more than 180,000 young people to dedicate over 50 million hours of service benefitting urban, rural, and tribal communities. YouthBuild strives to create a world where all young people are seen for their potential, and power to transform themselves and their communities.

Who is the founder of YouthBuild?

Dorothy StonemanJohn Bell

Who started Youth Build?

Founded and directed by Dorothy Stoneman and John Bell, one of the main purposes of YouthBuild is to build affordable housing for low-income families. Since 1994, more than 19,000 homes have been built by 92,000 YouthBuild students.

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How do I become an affiliate of YouthBuild USA?

A program can be licensed by YouthBuild USA through the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network. To get an idea of what it means to be an affiliate of YouthBuild USA, check out examples of YouthBuild USA Affiliates! We recommend reaching out to a local program near you for additional resources and guidance.

What is YouthBuild?

Together, we’re building brighter futures. All young people who enter a YouthBuild program, anywhere in the world, pursue a dual mission: to create a meaningful and productive life for themselves and their families, while giving their best energies to improve the world around them.

How many implementing partners does YouthBuild have?

Each local implementer or intermediary is licensed to use the YouthBuild name. Depending on the scale and complexity of the youth employment challenge in a particular country, YouthBuild International may work with a single or multiple implementing partners.

How do I start a YouthBuild program?

There are two ways to start a YouthBuild program: being licensed through the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network or winning a competitive YouthBuild grant directly from the U.S. Department of Labor. A program can be licensed by YouthBuild USA through the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network.