YouthBuild Louisville assists young people in meeting significant life goals, such as preparing for college and careers, by providing services in education, vocational training, community service, case management, placement, and post-graduation support.


In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), YouthBuild Louisville is operating on the JCPS schedule. Students will return to daily activities on campus once JCPS resumes their normal schedule or when it is deemed safe to do so. Current YBL students are working with their teachers and case managers daily online.

If you are between 18-24 and are in need of assistance with housing, email

SummerWorks is continuing to build summer job possibilities and teaching soft skills online.  Youth and businesses can register at 

If you are an alumni needing assistance, please email:

We have compiled a list of resources for staff, students and community members: Click here for a list of resources.

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Another Thursday at @bernheimforest for our UCC members and the weather couldn't have been more perfect 🌄🏞️ This week we learned about the Food Web and gained foraging skills 🌾🌿 You'd be surprised how much food is all around us! 😋 youthbuildlouky photo

John Cullen with @LockUpLead stopped by campus today to support the work we do to make Louisville lead safe. 🔐 Thank you for the donaiton! youthbuildlouky photo

And YBL is overjoyed to be invited back! What an incredible opportunity to learn about and appreciate nature while giving back to one of Kentucky's most conservation-minded forests. Truly a ~mutualistic symbiosis~ 😉
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Bernheim Forest @BernheimForest
We are so excited to continue the exciting partnership with @youthbuildlouky Urban Conservation Corps. This 6-week program provides hands on experience and learning about the environment.

Keep your eyes peeled! This year's Urban Conservation Corps (UCC) just started another 6-week program with our partners at @bernheimforest! This week's subject was "Cultivate Your Eyes to Nature." Can you find the animal hidden in these pictures? 👀👃🐿️ youthbuildlouky photo

Happy Fall from YouthBuild Louisville! We just got back from a brisk and beautiful morning cleaning up Cox Park. We even got to skip stones by the river at the end! youthbuildlouky photo

The @kycolonels came to YouthBuild on Saturday to help install the walls to our new alumni hall, and even clean up the campus! Thanks for all your hard work! youthbuildlouky photo