YouthBuild Rochester serves disadvantaged high school dropouts ages 18 to 24. The goals of the program are for participants to obtain a high school equivalency diploma and/or industry recognized certificate; increase literacy and numeracy; and employment or enrollment in post-secondary education.
Program components include:
- Intensive case management
- GED/TASC instruction
- Construction training
- Leadership development activities
- Job placement assistance
- Follow-up services
Participants receive stipends while they attend TASC classes and complete a 144 hour Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) course at Monroe Community College, and gain hands-on experience building homes with Habitat for Humanity. Participants are also able to take part in the YouthBuild Green Initiative which provides students with training around environmental awareness and the concepts and techniques of green construction.
Key partners of the program are Monroe Community College, Great Rochester Housing Partnership, Flower City Habitat for Humanity, RochesterWorks, and the Urban League of Rochester Economic Development Corporation (ULREDC).
YouthBuild Navigator is designed similarly to YouthBuild Rochester and provides guidance and assistance to out-of-school youth ages 16 to 24 to achieve academic and employment success.
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