We are a YouthBuild PLUS program, meaning participants can earn training and certification in several fields including construction and healthcare (CNA - certified nursing assistant). We put a strong emphasis on hard work, personal development, and genuine relationships. If you are up for a challenge and want to become the best version of yourself, join the YouthBuild family and experience a life change!
Participants 16-24 years of age and will benefit from the following:
A chance to earn a GED or High School Diploma (Partnered with Bridge Academy)
Become certified in competitive industries
Receive a daily stipend and supportive services
Connect with apprenticeships and/or employment
Learn valuable life skills
Make life-long friendships
If a participant passes our tryout period called Mental Toughness, they will join the next cohort, which lasts for 6-8 months. Every day will be spent focused on academic work, vocational training, and hands-on learning. YouthBuild is a nationwide program brought to you by the Department of Labor. Our program in Benton Harbor is operated by Michigan Works! of Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren.
want to join youthbuild?
Are you 16-24 years old and want to apply to be a part of our YouthBuild program?