Who We Are:
|YouthBuild Boston (YBB) was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing underserved young people with the support and credentials needed to successfully enter the trades.While YBB promotes the core values of youth development and community service, it stands out as an innovative non-profit offering a hands-on approach to building trades training. Students are put on a career path through highly successful programs, from construction training to sustainable landscape design. Not only do these programs provide opportunities in vocational education, but also academic instruction, counseling and other life skills that readily strengthen and prepare students for the workforce upon graduation.
The mission of YouthBuild Boston (YBB) is to empower and assist underserved young people from the Boston area with the essential social, vocational, academic, and life skills necessary to navigate a positive pathway to self-sufficiency and neighborhood responsibility.
Our Theory of Change:
“Young people, when empowered with the skills and education necessary to improve their quality of life, will realize that they can play a leadership role in strengthening their communities.”
Our Population Served:
YBB serves young people ages 14-24 in Boston and its surrounding areas. These communities are plagued with high crime rates, unemployment, and a high number of young people who lack basic literary skills. 21% of individuals from these areas are living below the poverty line.
At YBB, our primary objective is to provide young people with the education and skills training that is necessary to grow personally and professionally. Our programs help young people develop into responsible and civic-minded individuals with the tools necessary to enter a successful career in the green building trades.