In our YouthBuild program, young people gain hands-on career training, complete high school, and earn a paycheck. Students learn construction skills while building affordable housing in the Twin Cities area.

Tree Trust YouthBuild is not currently accepting applications. Please contact Outreach Coordinator, Ashley,  [email protected], 612.508.0292 to learn about other Tree Trust programs.

Eligibility Guidelines
Between the ages of 16 and 24
Committed to completing your high school diploma or GED
Qualify for the program based on the following:

  • eligible to work in the United States
  • member of a low-income family
  • individual with a disability
  • youth in foster care or aging out of foster care
  • known to juvenile or adult court
  • child of an incarcerated parent
  • migrant youth


Partner Schools
Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC)
West Education Center
PYC Arts and Technical School
Transition Plus, Minneapolis

GED or Online Schools: If you are working on a GED or enrolled in an online high school, you may qualify for YouthBuild. You must be between the ages of 16 – 24. 


YouthBuild also partners with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.