Phoenix YouthBuild Program Now Accepting Applications

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Feb. 8, 2016 ​The city of Phoenix YouthBuild program is accepting applications from youth 16-24 years old who are at-risk or have not successfully completed their secondary education. The program offers youth development services that support the completion of the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam, provide academic and work-related skills, career pathways, leadership and community development. Interested applicants are required to attend one of the upcoming information sessions held at 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout February, at the Maricopa Skill Center, 1245 E. Buckeye Road in Room 202A. Participants selected for the program must be available all day Monday through Friday for up to 10 months, reside in the city of Phoenix and not have a high school diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). The program offers weekly stipends while in training, plus additional performance incentives. YouthBuild participants will build homes in Phoenix. The energy efficient construction program gives young men and women the opportunity to gain valuable skills in sustainable and energy efficient construction, and train to become leaders in their community. Participants set personal, educational and career goals and develop a professional portfolio. YouthBuild is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The city of Phoenix received a $1.1 million grant from the Employment and Training Administration. Phoenix YouthBuild is a partnership between the city’s Community and Economic Development – Business and Workforce Development Division, Arizona Call-A-Teen Resources, Inc., Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, Labor’s Community Service Agency and the Maricopa Skill Center. To register for an information session, call 602-534-3794. For more information about YouthBuild, visit Media Contact: Cynthia Weaver General Contact: Mary Alejandro – 602-534-3794 Phone Number: 602-568-8126]]]]> ]]>