Spero Family Services Youthbuild Program To Host Open House At New Centralia Location

Community Awareness
August 29, 2019

YouthBuild of South Central Illinois, a program of Spero Family Services, will be hosting an open house on September 16 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at their new location of 201 S. Pine in Centralia. The Centralia Chamber of Commerce will also be holding a ribbon cutting at noon. A free lunch will be served. YouthBuild is currently looking for individuals from the community to serve on the Community Action Team, so information will be available about that as well.

YouthBuild has been serving young adults in Jefferson and Marion counties since 2006 and they are an asset to the community.

YouthBuild is a federally funded, education and training program that helps at-risk youth obtain 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.

One of the largest aspects of the YouthBuild program is the way they give back to the community while learning a skill. One of the previous cohorts of YouthBuild had the pleasure of partnering with The City of Centralia to build two shade shelters for the new dog park and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. YouthBuild is also currently working to rehab a home in Mt. Vernon.

For more information about the YouthBuild program, please call Cheryl Young at 618-242-6723 in Mt. Vernon, or 618-533-5288 in Centralia.