Overview of YouthBuild Schenectady
YouthBuild Schenectady is a 12-month program that helps young adults ages 18-24 from Schenectady County earn a GED while getting paid to build affordable housing. Participants receive six months of classroom instruction and onsite construction training and six months of job placement and support services.
The program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor; Schenectady County Job Training Agency; the National Corporation for Community Service; and the WalMart Foundation.
In addition to rebuilding homes in their own community, YouthBuild Schenectady participants have traveled to Gulfport to rebuild housing destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, represented the program at national conferences, and earned AmeriCorps education vouchers for community service to pay for post-secondary education.
The following eligible youth are encouraged to call the program:
How to Get Started
1. Attend a group information
YouthBuild Schenectady provides:
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