Quad
YouthBuild

Preparing youth today for a better tomorrow!

Quad YouthBuild

Preparing youth today for a better tomorrow!

What We Do

Quad YouthBuild is a comprehensive workforce development program for out-of-school, unemployed, low-income youth ages 16-24. Quad YouthBuild improves the community and the lives of at-risk youth by harnessing the potential youth have and putting them to work. QYB integrates work experience with career explorationoccupational skills developmenteducationlife skills trainingcommunity serviceleadership development, and post-program support.

QYB provides wraparound services to ensure given the skills to succeed and be self-sufficient in everyday life!

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Our Services

What We Are All About

High School Diploma

Education is a key component of Quad YouthBuild. All students spend roughly half their time in supportive, individualized classrooms working toward their high school equivalency diploma. We understand that all youth do not thrive in traditional education settings. At Quad YouthBuild, youth are provided with a quality education that includes project based learning to ensure youth are able to apply classroom lessons to the real world.

Occupational Training

Youth receive occupational training in construction. This allows participants to develop basic construction skills with practical hands on experience building affordable housing while earning industry recognized certificates. On the job training is a key to successful occupational skills training.

Community Service

Youth in Quad YouthBuild build affordable housing for low-income or homeless individuals, providing a valuable and visible commodity in the community and meeting a community need. Youth are co-enrolled into AmeriCorps where they can earn an education award that can be used for post-secondary opportunities.

Leadership Development & Life Skills Counseling

Leadership development is implemented into all areas of the program through various activities and service learning projects that encourage leadership, post-secondary exploration, career exploration, and service learning. Youth also share in governance of the program through an elected policy counsel. Youth participate in life planning processes and counseling that assist them in achieving goals that will establish a productive life.

Career Exploration & Training

Career and college exploration and planning are the program culture at Quad YouthBuild. Career exploration and planning are ongoing and include assessing the participants' strengths and interests, life plans, job-seeking skills, and general workforce skills preparation on how one should behave on the worksite. Participants in Quad YouthBuild are encouraged from day one to explore post-secondary options through college tours, guest speakers, financial aid assistance, interest inventories, introduction to college life courses, and simply talking about college as an attainable goal.

Post-Program Support

Youth who graduate Quad YouthBuild are provided with 12 months of support to ensure they have the resources they need to accomplish their college and career goals.

What Our Participants Are Saying

Don’t just listen to us. Listen to those who have the most to say.

This program changed my life. I couldn't believe my eyes as what I've seen in this program. I'm glad I took a second chance to show people that I can make them proud. Thank you YB for letting me in for a second chance in my life.
Mindy Cuccia
QYB Graduate
What Youthbuild means to me is to never give up on what’s important and that’s education. Youthbuild has given me a second chance to become a better friend, a better mother, and also a better employee. Youthbuild taught meet to reach beyond the starts and stay optimistic. For all my future fellow students, always remember to stay focused, persistent, and determine through this course.
Yasmin Brumfield
Graduate & QYB Youth Policy Council President