YouthBuild Spartanburg: Future Leaders under Construction
YouthBuild Spartanburg (YBS) is a program that serves low income, high school dropouts in Spartanburg County ages 16-24. YBS is a grant funded program through the Department of Labor and serves in 46 states across the United States. YBS provides an opportunity for young people who are looking for a “second chance” to earn their GED, while reconstructing their future. All youth who are unemployed, underemployed and without an education are in urgent need of a pathway to gain jobs, higher education, entrepreneurships and other opportunities that will lead them to being productive and contributing assets to their community. YBS is designed to help those students do just that! There are many low-income 16-24 year-olds in Spartanburg County who are not in education, employment, or training and YouthBuild desires to be one of the answers to this dilemma. All students who are interested and qualify for YBS will be required to go through a Mental Toughness Week to be accepted into the program. YBS next Mental Toughness will begin Monday, August 14th so sign up NOW!
While participating in YBS, students will have an opportunity to complete their GED, learn a trade, get paid while they participate and will be provided with hands on mentoring, leadership development and job readiness. Along with these benefits students will construct homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg, while earning stackable credentials in: NCCER (The National Center for Construction Education and Research), OSHA 10 Certification, CPR/First Aid Certification, and Forklift Training. YBS students are helping rebuild their communities while rebuilding themselves. YouthBuild Spartanburg will have an OPEN HOUSE for all who are interested on Thursday, August 10th from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. The Open House will have food, activities, drawings and information sessions for all attendees. Currently, YBS ONLY has 25 slots remaining for this 2017 class of students so sign up now! YouthBuild Spartanburg is located at 770 Baltimore St. Spartanburg, SC 29301