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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"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.
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"I have learned how to love myself and how to appreciate the women around me." - YouthBuild student, Keaira Grieshaber

A tremendous thank you to Women 4 Women for funding YouthBuild Louisville's afterschool Girls Group. Their year-end retreat was a great reminder of what these extraordinary women have and will accomplish.
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Kosair Charities has generously granted YouthBuild Louisville's Rise Together Capital Campaign. Both organizations value showing young people their true potential. YouthBuild Louisville's Capital Campaign Committee is getting close to raising their goal of $1.9 million to expand our campus. Through this grant, YouthBuild Louisville can aide 3X as many students which will directly improve our community. Thank you so much Kosair Charities for advocating for our future and awarding us this grant.

"... 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

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"When the justice system, education system, and job system failed me, YouthBuild was there to welcome me with open arms."

My path out of poverty| Lashon Amado | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue via @YouTube

We are super proud of our 2019 class. Thank you to everyone who came to show their support. Another thank you to the Internship and Award sponsors that helped us express our graduates excellence.

Check out a clip of our graduation video on our Facebook page.
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