Building Up our Youth through YouthBuild!

Twenty-seven graduates walked the stage at a heartfelt YouthBuild graduation last month. All completed training in construction, warehouse, or trade and logistics! YouthBuild is designed for at-risk youth and high school dropouts and trains them for careers in the construction industry.
Twenty-seven graduates walked the stage at a heartfelt YouthBuild graduation last month. All completed training in construction, warehouse, or trade and logistics. YouthBuild is designed for at-risk youth and high school dropouts and trains them for careers in the construction industry.

The highly-successful program is a partnership between Valencia College and Goodwill and is part of a five-year impact plan which creates pathways for young people. It has a strong pre-apprenticeship component that helps youth complete their high school or state equivalency degree programs, earn industry-recognized credentials and undergo training to build housing for low-income or homeless population. Valencia College has partnered with YouthBuild USA to educate and empower students and empowers them to become ethical young leaders who take responsibility for their career, families and communities.