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.

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Summer Jobs Program for Louisville Youth!

If you'll be 16-21 years old on June 1, 2019 and are a resident of Louisville, you can work to get a quality job this summer thru SummerWorks!  SummerWorks, a partnership of KentuckianaWorks and YouthBuild Louisville, is a free program that matches young people in Louisville to quality summer jobs . Click here to learn more!

Watch our video from YouthBuild's 2019 Graduation!

Watch our Building Lives Breakfast video!  

2016-2017 Louisville Metro Council Meeting

Watch as YouthBuild Louisville student, Derrick Vincent, makes a presentation to Louisville Metro Council on the importance of the program in the lives of urban youth.  

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"For Foust, being locked up didn't change her attitude because, like much of the research has found, the roots of her problems weren't initially being addressed."

The justice system for our youth needs to CHANGE, what do you all think?

Full story: https://n.pr/2G7tx6P
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YouthBuild Louisville
Join us at the table as we grow to support more youth in our community. http://yblky.org/green-campus/
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YouthBuild Louisville
Only half of our AMAZING volunteers who worked at Homearama🏘. A big shout out to Building Industry Association for their generous donation to YouthBuild for working the concession stands🤘🎊
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YouthBuild Louisville
"YouthBuild is excited to work with our partners - Coalition Supporting Young Adults, KYCC, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Youth Group and Louisville Urban League, Inc. to support young people with housing instability. It is crystal clear that young people and young families without a safe and secure place to sleep, eat, shower, and wash their clothes, cannot be expected to concentrate on improving their education, job skills, and finding the supports they need to access employment and a way out of homelessness. If everyone in Louisville does a little, we can move more quickly to reach the goal of zero homelessness for our young folks." - President/CEO Lynn Rippy

YouthBuild Louisville is one of the six HUD grant winners working to end youth homelessness. For the next two years, both grants will enable us to provide housing for 20 homeless youth as well as trained staff that will provide the services needed for their success.

Thank you Coalition for the Homeless for addressing community needs and awarding us this grant.

https://insiderlouisville.com/government/coalition-for-the-homeless-names-6-hud-grant-winners/


Tomorrow!! 🎼🥂
Don't miss pianist 🎹 John Austin Clark and friends performing beautiful music @Marketplace_4th.
All proceeds benefit @youthbuildlouky's Capital Campaign: We are close to completing our $1.9 million… https://t.co/Wo9M6cwfPf

Invite your friends, family, coworkers, anyone, who wants to learn more about YouthBuild and work being done in Smoketown. Contact us @ Development @yblky.org for required reservations.

Next one is August 28th!

Other dates: September 25, October 23, November 20th

"For Foust, being locked up didn't change her attitude because, like much of the research has found, the roots of her problems weren't initially being addressed."

The justice system for our youth needs to CHANGE, what do you all think?

Full story: https://t.co/TXTPGgDZKk https://t.co/mbKoxXtdEd
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I've #justsponsored NCS Southport 1, who's fundraising for Plastic Oceans UK on @JustGiving. Donate now https://t.co/XK7AGVzVZf

Only half of our AMAZING volunteers who worked @homearama🏘. A big shout out to @KMhaller for their generous donation to YouthBuild for working the concession stands🤘🎊 @ Homearama https://t.co/g1uuygqtx2

Our low-income students typically live right next to highways that are emitting tons of green house gases.

YouthBuild is working with the green heart project @uofl to assess the impact of green space on air quality and health in our community.
https://t.co/IMYujXeRcI https://t.co/6itrFH6SbO