What is YouthBuild?
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.
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