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Youth Build


Itasca County

Program Description: Building a house

YouthBuild is a community-based pre-apprenticeship program that provides job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24 who have previously dropped out of high school or at risk of dropping out of high school.

Youth learn vocational skills in construction. Construction projects focus on low-income housing and non-profit organizations.

Youth receive construction and carpentry skills while working toward their GED or high school diploma. Construction training is in a classroom setting and work sites. All youth are offered CPR certification, OSHA certification, and NCCER training. Youth work on a myriad of projects ranging from demolition and renovation, to new construction.

Each youth participant is provided workplace skills via a paid work experience. Our construction projects provide skills in the following areas: Reading a tape measure, Using handheld and power tools, Estimating project needs, Painting/Staining, Installing cabinets, Sheetrock and mudding, Demolition, Installing banisters and stairs, Concrete work, Installing flooring, Window installation, Roofing, Framing Garden beds, Picnic tables.


 Youth ages 16 to 24 who have dropped out of high school or are in an alternative school setting and are interested in developing skills in the construction fields.


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Tawnya Maras
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