Elm City YouthBuild is a youth and community development initiative based in New Haven. targeting young people who are challenged by personal, social and economic conditions. Participants are actively involved in the decision-making and governance of YouthBuild, serving to demonstrate leadership skills in the implementation and evaluation of program activities. Youth receive an incentive stipend for their participation, as well as a variety of services and supports to promote their continuing success as responsible community members.
• Students will pursue either their GED or a high school diploma
• Students will earn a weekly stipend through active participation
• Students will gain construction trade experience through vocational training and contributing to the creation of affordable housing.
• Students will have access to a national network of young adults
• Students will receive assistance with job placement and seeking post-secondary education.
Interested applicants must meet at least 3 of the following requirements before being considered eligible for the program:
• Between ages 17-24 on date of enrollment.
• member of a disadvantaged youth population such as a member of a low-income family, youth in foster care (including youth aging out of foster care), a youth offender, a youth who is an individual with a disability, a child of an incarcerated parent, or a migrant youth.
• High School Drop Out
• Deficient in basic skills, despite attainment of a secondary school diploma, General Education Development (GED) credential, or other state recognized equivalent (including recognized alternative standards for individuals with disabilities)
• Referred by local secondary school for participation in a YouthBuild program leading to the attainment of a secondary school diploma.
Details: Carlah Esdaile-Bragg, Program Director, 776-2777 x210 ormailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elm City Youthbuild is an Empower New Haven iniatiative