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 August. 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:
GED: If you are undecided about your future career path or you desire pursuing a college certification or degree, we will help you explore options while you complete your GED.
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
Our YouthBuild Program is at the heart of our organization and couldn’t be named more appropriately — both for what it teaches, as well as for what it does personally for you as a student. YouthBuild can help you build a strong foundation for a successful life — however you definite it.
What do I learn?
This workweek program offers you an opportunity to change your life. We work with you to set goals and achieve them one step at a time, one day at a time. As a student, you can:
- Kick-start your education by earning a GED and acquire computer skills in our computer lab by taking classes taught by instructors from the College of Lake County.
- Earn a scholarship for community service through AmeriCorps.
- Start college with our Bridge to College assistance.
- Learn marketable construction skills and help others by building affordable homes in Lake County.
- Earn a Home Builder’s Institute certification and other career certifications, including a Nursing Assistant certification.
- Build a more hopeful future through counseling, life skills and job readiness training.
- Secure employment and enter college.
To qualify, you must:
- Be 18 years old by December 31.
- Be 24 years of age or less when you begin the program.
- Have a photo ID, Birth Certificate, and Social Security Card.
Be able to meet and provide documentation for one of the following requirements:
- Be an adult offender
- Be a youth offender
- Be low-income
- Have aged out of foster care
- Have an incarcerated parent
To apply, come to YBLC’s offices for an orientation session on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.