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.
We Have Moved!
YouthBuild Lake County has MOVED! Visit us at our new home located at 1812 Morrow Avenue, North Chicago, formerly South Elementary School.
WE HAVE A NEW HOME & NEW OPPORTUNITIES
If you are ready for a new direction and are motivated to achieve a brighter future, come to YouthBuild Lake County today!
We provide education and career training to at risk young adults who are striving to transform their lives. Classes begin in September. Space is limited- we are looking for highly motivated young adults who want to succeed!
YouthBuild Lake County offers the following education and career pathway programs:
High School Diploma: Earn your high school dipolma from an accrediated program.
GED: Earn your GED and explore carrerpaths.
Construction: (ages 17-24) Learn construction skills and earn national certifications by helping build housing for families in Lake County.
Healthcare: (ages 17-24) Prepare to enter the College of Lake County in any healthcare major.
Orientation begins soon! Stop by to apply today! Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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Transform Someone's Life Today! Apply Today to Be a Mentor!
“I thought I’d be dead by 21.” YouthBuild Lake County alumni Shemual grew up in a Chicago Housing Project and found himself entwined in a life of gangs and drugs which led to repeated stays in jail. “YBLC gave me the opportunity to build a new foundation. I met new positive people. I now know that when I set goals for myself I will accomplish them.”
Imagine you have the opportunity to change a life like Shemual’s TODAY!
Become a YBLC Mentor Today! Our goal is to connect YBLC students with volunteers mentor who provided emotional and social support on a one-to-one basis to empower their mentee to transform their lives.
Mentors need to be able to:
- Commit to 6 to 8 hours a week over a twelve month period in order to complete 300 hours of mentoring.
- Mentoring Program Hours Weekday 3:00pm to 7:00pm
- Participate in once a month Saturday Community Service Opportunity with YBLC
- Earn an AmeriCorps Educational Award of $1,212
- Transfer your Educational Award to your child, grandchild or foster child; must be at least 55 years old when terms of service begins.
Please call 847.473.3483 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentor Orentiation will begin September 21st.
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