YouthBuild is a unique program designed to give young people a second chance at success. Carlos is an example of just how much some young people need that chance.
Carlos grew up in the Bronx, where his life was headed in a direction of negativity and violence. In order give him an opportunity for a better life, his mother relocated Carlos to Troy to live with his aunt. It was at this time that Carlos learned about YouthBuild.
With an aptitude for construction, Carlos quickly became a shining star in the current YouthBuild cohort. Just 5 months into the program, Carlos has already obtained his High School Equivalency Degree, First Aid and CPR Certification and Building Performance Institute certification as an Energy Auditor.
Carlos credits YouthBuild with helping him set and achieve goals to secure a path toward a better future. He has already set his sights on joining the Carpenter’s Union and is considering his options for college.