Heartland YouthBuild San Diego
Heartland YouthBuild provides immediate part-time work to unemployed 16 to 24-year-old high school drop-outs while helping them earn their high school diplomas FREE of charge. Funded by the US Dept. of Labor, YouthBuild provides free hands-on field training in construction and green building, where students work with licensed professionals building affordable homes in the San Diego community.
YouthBuild uplifts youth for whom traditional school hasn’t worked. Rooted in principles of leadership, social justice and community service, YouthBuild helps unemployed, out-of-school young people reclaim their lives and get a quality education, while building the skills they need to become productive members of society. It’s education with a true sense of accomplishment.
Important classroom instruction includes Sketchup 3D Virtual Building Modeling applied to actual YouthBuild projects. Following the design phase, students elect field-based building projects where basics in cross-cutting trades like electrical, plumbing, green building and solar – even advanced manufacturing – are addressed.
“Now, more than ever, it’s important for youth to understand their options in choosing and pursuing their academic and career goals,” said YouthBuild Director Mark Hanson. “We want these young people to know that a good education and high wage careers are attainable no matter what their financial background.”
Know someone who can benefit? Call Terri @ 858-220-3317, text YouthBuild to 31996 or visit us at 5280 Orange Ave. SD 92115 M-Fri. Bus & trolley passes provided!