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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🗣Message us If you can donate a queen size mattress with a box spring.

Thank you!
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Belize City, Belize, May 15 2019, Hand in Hand Ministries took seven of our students to Belize to build a home for a homeless family in only 4 days and in constant 90-100 degree weather🥵💪🏡

I asked Lylric, one of our Belize interns, to share one thing she learned from her travel internship.

Lylric said she grew an appreciation for what she has in America after seeing first hand, the lifestyle of a developing country.

Our students worked together with the homeless family to build their new home. Before, the family lived under their grandpa's home, getting wet due to Belize's six-month-long, rainy season which caused their baby to develope a respiratory problem.

Help not only students like Lylric to have a once in a lifetime experience here:
but also help house another homeless family in need.

Thank you!
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YouthBuild Louisville
Kentucky families all look different but each one needs love and support. Raising kids is tough, and we can get so overwhelmed with day to day tasks that we sometimes forget to take care of
ourselves. Reach out to a parent or caregiver in your neighborhood to let them know they are not alone and that they are doing a great job! Offering a little reassurance can turn that person’s day around. Be sure follow our partners at the Kosair Charities Face It Movement for parent and
caregiver inspiration, child safety tips, and much more.
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Today is #TrueColorsDay. We’re speaking out to defend the health and civil rights of #LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. We can't leave them behind!

“We want their voices to be heard, to understand they have power,” - President of YBL, Lynn Rippy

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The garden beds we built for the California Community are quickly being put to use🌼🥒🥕! The residences said they are growing produce for elderly who lack mobility.

Thank you again @LPF_KY for sponsoring this project and for providing this resource to the community!
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Take this time to reflect on the great sacrifices our lost heros made to protect our country. We are forever thankful. youthbuildlouky photo

Meet Alize! She is 80% done with her online classes to earn her diploma and is following our CNA career track. Her long term goal is to work as a CNA while she is in college to become a nurse practitioner.👩‍⚕️❤ #goals #YOUTHBUILD #cna #americorps #nonprofit youthbuildlouky photo

Your voting options for the Kentucky Primary ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #youthbuild #VoteByMail 🗣Deadline to register is May 26th youthbuildlouky photo