WHAT IS YOUTHBUILD LONG ISLAND?
YouthBuild Long Island is a signature program of United Way of Long Island, dedicated to changing the path of Long Island's youth by addressing the core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development.
At YouthBuild, low-income men and women ages 16-24 work toward their TASC High School Equivalency Diploma while earning essential job skills. The program currently serves the Village of Hempstead, Brentwood and Central Islip communities.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTHBUILD GRADUATES
YouthBuild students can choose from a variety of vocational training paths including:
- Building trades & weatherization
- Customer Service
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Medical billing and coding
- Home health aide
- Dietary aide
- Food manager certification
- Early child care
YouthBuild continues to provide our graduates college and career counseling post-graduation that can lead to placement into a college education program or employment. Our trained staff works to provide additional follow-up to support retention and completion in these placements.
APPLY TO YOUTHBUILD
Apply Now to become a YouthBuild Long Island student.
YouthBuild student Stephanie describes how YouthBuild opened up an array of opportunities for her, including a pathway to college to gain her nursing degree.
Supporting Funders: • The Albanese Organization • Bank of America Charitable Foundation • Bethpage Federal Credit Union • BNB Bank
The Banyan Tree Roots Foundation • Byron T. & Ruth D. Miller • BNY-The Ferriday Fund • Capital One • Countess Moira Charitable Foundation
Deloitte • Island Outreach Foundation • MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. • National Grid • NYSERDA • NYS Office of Family & Children ServicePritchard Charitable Trust • United Way Worldwide • Veronica B. Renken • Wells Fargo • TriState Capital Bank • The Winston Foundation