Alexis Bach
"I have wanted to be a nurse since I was about 13 or 14 years old, I’m finally able to do it and it’s amazing."
Emanuel McCall
"YouthBuild gave me the tools and the skills to make me a better person, for me to provide for my family without hurting myself or my community or my family. "
Lashon Amado
"Throughout the program, I gained a discipline that would be crucial to my transition into higher education and getting a job that paid a decent wage."
Isaías Cabrera García
“JCC opens a space for young people to leave difficult situations and advance and transform their lives.”
Anthony Williams
“Best part about leading? You learn – that’s the best thing in the world."
Antonio Ramirez Jr. and his family
YouthBuild Rockford graduate Antonio Ramirez went on to earn his associate degree, co-found a not-for-profit, and build a family.
“From the day I stepped foot into YouthBuild North Central (WV), my life has never been the same. It is like I jumped onto a moving train to success.”
“My time with YouthBuild has been a life-changing experience. I’ve become a more effective leader for my peers, my family, and most importantly, my community."
"YouthBuild provided me with opportunities to develop my leadership and construction skills, step out of my comfort zone, develop positive relationships with caring adults, and learn to give back to my community...”