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Rebuilding our communities and our lives

Easterseals YouthBuild provides young adults the opportunity to improve their lives by earning their high school diploma or GED while preparing for a career in construction and exploring other career pathways.

If this sounds like a program for you, call 513-386-6852 or email us to learn more.

YouthBuild helps prepare trainees for success by simultaneously supporting them by:

  • Connecting to education for academic improvement
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Providing one-on-one case management
  • Connecting to job and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Building construction and/or advanced manufacturing skills

Who is eligible?

Young men and women ages 16-24 are encouraged to apply. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Perform at a minimum 6th grade math and reading level
  • Be willing to commit to 6 months of paid construction training
  • Be willing to work toward attainment of a high school diploma or GED with a goal of enrollment into post-secondary school or training

Helping the Community

Past YouthBuild classes have rehabbed low-income housing and also provided construction and rehab services to a community center and other local non-profit organizations. By learning skills and giving back to the community, YouthBuild graduates have moved on to metalworking apprenticeships, careers in construction and have gained confidence to make positive steps to a successful future

Keyawna's Story:

Keyawna is a Graduate of YouthBuild and is now a metal-working apprentice at Peck Hannaford + Briggs. Watch her story:

For more information, to fill out an application, or make application arrangements, call 513-386-6852 or email us with questions.

YouthBuild is a national US Department of Labor program.

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