Youth Development/ YouthBuild AmeriCorps
YouthBuild is a Pre-Apprenticeship program that provides economically disadvantaged youth ages 16 - 24 with education and employment skills through opportunities for meaningful work in their communities by helping to meet the housing needs of homeless individuals and members of low-income families. The program is designed to provide on-site housing construction and rehabilitation work experience and off-site academic classes, job skills training, leadership development, community service and supportive services for young adults, primarily high-school dropouts. In addition to benefiting the youth participants, the program will also increase the supply of permanent, affordable housing for the homeless and low-income families. An innovative approach of this project involves the combination of establishing construction skills and CNA while learning to become an entrepreneur at this trade. The purpose of this approach is to produce graduates capable of becoming economically, self-sufficient by starting micro-enterprises and small businesses in the home construction trade areas and health fields.
A low-income family is defined as having an income that does not exceed 50% of the median family income area.
High Shool Drop-Outs
A drop-out is an individual who is not attending school, is not subject to a compulsory attendance law, has not received a high school diploma or has not received a certificate of equivalency or GED.
If you are interested in participating or assisting with the RCCDC YouthBuild AmeriCorps Program, please contact us at (252) 331-6312
What is YouthBuild?
Additional Servies for YouthBuild