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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A new class has begun but you can still apply!

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Smoketown Summer Camp

Bates CDC Kingdom Academy & YouthBuild are proud to announce our Smoketown Youth Summer Camp (virtual and in-person) for youth in 1st - 8th Grades. Starting June 22-July 31, 2020 we will be offering students daily academic enrichment, weekly STEAM art and science kits from Steam Exchange and learning thru PLAY! Cost is FREE!  Learn more- click here! If you have additional questions, call (502) 636-0573 or Email:


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An amazing act of service from @NASCEND who is sponsoring one of our CNA track students for $22,000. 🏥🎓👩‍⚕️This years student is Shae Jackson! youthbuildlouky photo

An exceptional SummerWorks youth participate. We need more more of her expertise to effectively remove racial barriers to success! Thank you, Done'ah for everything you do! #summerwork #youthbuild #jobtraining #onsite
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Meet our Summerworks Junior Outreach Team Member: Done’ah Marshall!

Done’ah looks forward to expanding her knowledge of community organizing, communication, leadership, and advocacy skills as well as fulfill her passions of service, education, research and teamwork w/ RPOP!

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