YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GED or high school diploma, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transform their own lives and roles in society.
Are You (or is someone you know):
- Between 16 and 24 years old
- Without high school diploma or GED
- Resident of Evansville
- Low Income
- Interested in construction
- Drug Free
YouthBuild is an education and training program with a strong pre-apprenticeship component that helps at-risk youth complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, earn industry-recognized credentials for in-demand occupations, and undergo training to build housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities.
The YouthBuild Home located at 200 Sweetser Avenue in Evansville, Indiana served as a construction project for YouthBuild Evansville students as part of their hands-on vocational training in construction. The project was funded through a HOME Grant provided by the City of Evansville in the amount of $175,000. Advantix Construction managed the project. Since completion, the home is now available as a lease-purchase unit through Advantix’s property management department.