WHAT OUR YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM OFFERS
The NADC YouthBuild program is a comprehensive youth and community development program funded by the Department of Labor; it simultaneously addresses several core issues facing low-income communities: education, housing, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. It engages out-of-school, low-income youth ages 16-24 and provides an alternative education and employment pathway that enables participants to obtain a high school diploma or GED, advance toward post-secondary education or career-oriented employment, and take responsibility for their families and communities.
The YouthBuild model fosters a supportive mini-community of youth and adults with explicitly positive values that encourages students to define and achieve their own highest goals and aspirations. Emphasis is placed on leadership development and community service.