Approximately 4.9 million youth ages 16–24 in America do not work and are not in school. Many of these youth live in poverty. YouthBuild works to provide an alternate education pathway that encourages youth to obtain a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED), while advancing toward employment, developing leadership skills, and serving the country.
YouthBuild provides programs for young people to learn construction skills, reclaim their education, gain skills needed for employment, and become leaders in their community. Visit the website directory to see the locations of YouthBuild programs across the United States. Learn how you can get involved by donating, starting a YouthBuild near you, or applying for a career job with YouthBuild.