Youthbuild Program Now Accepting Applications

Lifestyle
January 12, 2016

YouthBuild is currently taking applications for youth between the ages of 17 and 24 years old who need their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma. Applications can be submitted now through March 31, 2016. “This program is for any young adult who has dropped out of high school and has trouble getting and keeping a job.

We will work with these individuals for six months to help them study for their HSE or GED test and teach them work skills, so they can provide for themselves and their families, ” says Ryan Alton, YouthBuild Program Manager. YouthBuild of Jefferson and Marion Counties is a program of the United Methodist Children’s Home, and is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Labor. This program helps young adults in our own community, living in a lower-income household and without a high school education, be able to earn a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, learn valuable work skills, and place them in jobs to earn money. “It is a great program for young people.

Two days each week is spent in HSE or GED classes. Two days are spent in a work study program, either in construction training or certified nurse assistant training Fridays are a half day of service projects designed to increase community involvement, build teamwork, and leadership development,” adds Mr. Alton. This is a free program.

Anyone interested should apply online at www.umchome.org/youthbuild. For more information, please call 242-6723 ext. 234 for Jefferson County, and 618-533-5288 in Marion County. Find us on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com.umchyouthbuild

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