YouthBuild is designed to provide low-income, out-of-school youth, aged 16-24 with an opportunity to transform their lives and become contributing partners in the community. Participants receive on-the-job, hands-on, construction skills training utilizing an actual housing rehabilitation project or new construction site in the community that helps to create quality low-income housing. Additionally, participants receive GED preparation, life skills and job readiness training, leadership skills development, support services and job placement assistance.
Since its inception in 2001, YouthBuild Quincy, sponsored by Training Resources of America, Inc. has enabled over 210 young people to help renovate low-income housing owned by the Quincy Housing Authority.
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