YouthBuild empowers young adults ages 16-24 by helping them attain educational and career goals.

 This comprehensive program focuses on education, construction training, leadership development, and community service.

All YouthBuild Brownsville students are part-time AmeriCorps members who upon program completion are eligible for a college scholarship. 

Students participating in the program receive a training stipend, classroom uniforms, work gear and a range of support services. A primary focus of YouthBuild Brownsville is to help students gain marketable skills, work experience and assistance finding employment within the community.   

 This YouthBuild Program (FY 2019 Annual Budget of $745,050) is supported, in part, by federal funds (U.S. Department of Labor, $422,724 or 56%), other federal funds ($43,619 or 6%) in partnership with non-federal revenue sources ($278,707 or 38%).