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.
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Our donors make the difference
Thanks to our Spring Benefit donors, we successfully surpassed our goal with a net of over $150,000. With these funds, we will provide vital assistance to the at-risk young adults of Lake County who need our help the most. You are instrumental in helping us turn obstacles and challenges into opportunities and, ultimately, successes.