Our mission is to help low-income young adults complete their education, learn the necessary skills to become gainfully employed, and build a hopeful future for themselves and their families.
I was recently incarcerated. When I came home, I didn’t know which way to go. YouthBuild has opened up a lot of doors for me. There are a lot of opportunities, great role models and mentors here.They make a way for kids who never really had a way. — Tim, YBLC Student
We are hope. Opportunity.
The answer to "Where do I go from here?" Where young people find the best in themselves and take their first step toward new, better lives.
We are YBLC... and we welcome you.
Did you know? YBLC students go from 95% unemployed to 78% placement in jobs or college.
Find out more about how you can help now.
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"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become LIMITLESS!" Jamie Paolinetti
The Annual Appeal is made up of hundreds of gifts from YouthBuild Lake County supporters. These contributions provide financial support for current programs and services and also allow for program expansion. Your Annual Appeal gift impacts every young adult, their family, and their community!
Annual Appeal gifts are tax deductible. Gifts can be made throughout the year. Donations can also be made in honor or in memory of a family member, friend, or colleague. With your Annual Appeal gift, you can change lives-including your own-by helping others. On behalf of our current and future students, thank you for helping us open doors to LIMITLESS opportunities for at-risk young adults.