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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🗣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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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!

Our Housing Navigator is placing 3 single moms and one gentleman in homes this Friday. We are still looking for beds for the children who are ages 4 - 8. Message or email us if you can donate and please spread the word. Thank you!

Our construction track students👷‍♀️👷‍♂️ are practicing hands-on construction skills by builing, measuring, cutting, installing drywall, and framing, a new closet, that we will use to store our Lock Up Lead…

raklouisville reached their goal of 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ snack kits in less than two weeks for Smoketowns Summer Camp kids! We are very thankful for this organization and @mkotpageant for making this all…

Our students are back in action! Today they volunteered with Ag in the City to bring fresh, locally farmed food to the community🥕🍅🥦. Volunteering helps us feel healthy, discover new skills, gain a sense of community and teamwork, and network with organizations across the city. youthbuildlouky photo

Thank you for your amazing support!! @RAKLOUISVILLE
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Our goal is 2000 snack kits by Saturday!! The folks @power_agency located at 11701 Commonwealth Drive are graciously allowing us to use their parking lot as a drop off point on Saturday from 9-Noon. Details on our website. Snack kits are for day campers @youthbuildlouky

We are very grateful for our LockUpLead partners!!