YouthBuild-Education, Leadership, Construction

Monday, February 27, 2023 to Friday, June 16, 2023
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Earn while you learn!  Join YouthBuild and get your GED or High School Diploma while gaining leadership skills and hands-on training.

Spring classes have begun, but there is still time to join! Call/text to get started today!

  • Academics: Earn your GED or High School Diploma by increasing your academic skills through 1:1 tutoring, group lessons, contextualized learning, and online education platforms
  • Leadership: Explore career interests and personal values, set and achieve goals, and learn the job skills needed to build a better future
  • Construction: Learn hand and power tool use, framing, drywall, siding, roofing and deconstruction while earning credentials and certificates including OSHA 10, MNDOT Flagger, NCCER YRGE and NCCER Core
  • Community involvement: Apply the skills you learn to help build affordable housing and volunteer in your community
  • Stipend and bonus checks paid weekly once enrolled
  • Assistance with work clothes, tools, transportation, driver's education and more
  • Receive support in reaching your goals every step of the way

How to Participate

If you are 16-24 years old and are not currently enrolled in school, call/text 612-424-1050 or visit our website at https://www.gesmn.org/youthbuild to complete the interest form.

YouthBuild is a national organization which works to unleash the intelligence and positive energy of youth to rebuild their communities and their lives. There are 260 YouthBuild programs in the U.S. that have participated in building 17,000 units of affordable housing. 

Outcomes

  • Hands-on, no cost construction training while earning your GED or diploma
  • Earn money while accomplishing your goals
  • MNDOT FLAGGER & OSHA 10 Certificates
  • NCCER CORE and YRGE Credentials
  • Start exploring today! 

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Program Costs

Training available at NO COST to eligible students

Eligibility requirements:

  • Age 16 - 24
  • *Not currently enrolled in school and interested in working towards your high school diploma or GED
  • Interested in all components of training
  • Requires one additional barrier such as low income, migrant worker, youth or adult offender, current foster youth or youth aging out of foster care, live in a high poverty area (based on census), or a diagnosed disability.

*Some exceptions for youth who already have completed a high school diploma or GED and need additional support.

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