Tree Trust YouthBuild

Tree Trust YouthBuild

Transform Your Life and Community!

Develop valuable career and leadership skills while helping your community through home construction and tree care. Tree Trust YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program, offers the unique opportunity to gain hands-on training and earn a paycheck, all while working towards earning your high school diploma. Young people, ages 16-21, alternate between an employment training week at Tree Trust and attending high school.

The application has two parts. After filling out the first part of the application, watch your email for next steps.

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Pursue Your Goals with a Supportive Team

Next Steps

Tree Trust YouthBuild seeks young people who want to promote positive change in their own lives and our community. Questions? Contact the YouthBuild Program Manager, Shannon Sullivan, 612-508-0292 or [email protected].

Who Can Participate?

Young people, between the ages of 16-21, eligible to work in the United States. One of the following must also apply:

  • You are a member of a low-income household
  • You are a person with a disability
  • You are a person in foster care or aging out of foster care
  • You have an incarcerated parent
  • You have been involved in the justice system
  • You are a migrant youth

Young people must commit to completing their high school diploma by enrolling in a Tree Trust partner school; Ann Bremer, Career Pathways, Minnesota Internship Center, Paladin Career and Technical, PYC Arts and Technology, Transition Plus Minneapolis, West Education Center, South Education Center, North Education Center, and Volunteers of America.

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