YouthBuild USA is a network of 226 local YouthBuild programs. In these programs, low-income young people ages 16–24 work toward their high school diploma or equivalency while learning job skills by building affordable housing for homeless and low-income people. YouthBuild places a strong emphasis on leadership development and community service.
When choosing a training program, it is important to find one that is connected to employment opportunities and is not too expensive. The most important thing is getting steady work once you complete your program.