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 GED High School Equivalency Diploma while earning essential job skills. The program currently serves the Town of Hempstead, the Town of Oyster Bay, and the City of Long Beach communities.
APPLY TO YOUTHBUILD • CLASSES START in March 2024 for the Town of Oyster Bay, Town of North Hempstead and Town of Glen Cove programs
Apply Now to become a YouthBuild Long Island student.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTHBUILD GRADUATES
YouthBuild students can choose from a variety of vocational training paths including:
- Building trades & weatherization
- Trades in offshore wind, solar and renewables industry
- 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.
YouthBuild student Stephanie describes how YouthBuild opened up an array of opportunities for her, including a pathway to college to gain her nursing degree.
Bank of America Charitable Foundation • Bethpage Federal Credit Union • The Banyan Tree Roots Foundation
Byron T. & Ruth D. Miller • Capital One • Countess Moira Charitable Foundation • Deloitte • The Ferriday Fund
Island Outreach Foundation • MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. • National Grid • NYSERDA • NYS Office of Family & Children Service
Pritchard Charitable Trust • Santander • United Way Worldwide • Webster Bank • Wells Fargo • TD Charitable Foundation