YouthBuild USA

About YouthBuild

YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transform their own lives and roles in society.

There are now 273 YouthBuild programs in 45 states, Washington, DC, and the Virgin Islands. 100,000 YouthBuild students have built 20,000 units of affordable, increasingly green, housing since 1994.