YouthBuild Americorps Overview
Goodwill Omaha’s YouthBuild AmeriCorps program* is a national, community-based skills-training program designed to prepare disadvantaged and at-risk youth for apprenticeships in the construction trades. YouthBuild students participate in required construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in our community.
Our YouthBuild students split their time between the vocational training job site and the classroom. In the classroom, they’re able to earn their high school diplomas or equivalency degrees, learn to become community leaders and prepare for post-secondary training opportunities like college, apprenticeships, and long-term employment.
The YouthBuild program provides a strong support system that includes mentoring, follow-up education, employment & personal counseling services, civic engagement, and more.