Build Your Future with YouthBuild!

YouthBuild helps young people ages 16 to 24 that have struggled or dropped out of school. This workforce development program offers free job training, education and case management to assist you in removing barriers to your employment. This is not an easy program – we are looking for young people who are willing to put in the work necessary to change their lives and who can make a long term commitment of up to 2 years (program length depends on individual goals). Enter to work and learn, exit to a pathway for jobs in construction, manufacturing, or solar industries.

We’ll invest in you, if you promise to:

  • Work hard
  • Show up every day
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Commit to your goals

In return, you’ll get:

  • Free job training and education
  • A $1500 scholarship
  • A supportive team dedicated to your success
  • The opportunity to change your life
  • A pathway for jobs in construction, manufacturing, or solar industries



 Carlos’ Story:

Carlos YouthBuild

“I credit YouthBuild with helping me set and achieve my goals – something that I knew I couldn’t have accomplished in my former life. I feel that my level of professionalism, work ethic, anger management, communication skills, and my whole outlook on life have all improved thanks to YouthBuild.”




Eligibility Requirements:

Are you:

  • Ages 16-24?
  • A resident of Troy, Rensselaer, Lansingburgh, or Green Island?
  • A high school dropout?
  • Looking to make a positive transformation?

If so, here are your next steps:

  1. Attend info Session or call to schedule individual appointment
  2. Complete “YouthBuild Amazing Race” intake process
  3. Attend “Mental Toughness” tryout session

To learn more about CEO’s YouthBuild program, please contact:
Angela Balogun, YouthBuild Program Manager
Phone: (518) 237-0583 Ext. 402


Contact Us!

Office Location: Urban Training Center

YouthBuild is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. It is funded in part by the US Department of Labor.

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