In our YouthBuild program, young people gain hands-on career training, complete high school, and earn a paycheck. Students learn employment and leadership skills while helping their community through home construction or tree care.

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 Technology High School
Transition Plus, Minneapolis
Volunteers of America
Career Pathways
Paladin Career and Technical High School
Ann Bremer Education Center
North Education Center


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.

Questions?  Please contact Maja Numainville, [email protected] or 612-590-3916

This project was funded in part by a grant awarded under the YouthBuild Initiative, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.