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 LONG ISLAND 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.
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