Economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 17 and 24 years and in need of a high school diploma or a GED.
YouthBuild San Joaquin provides a 9-month training program that is a federally funded partnership between the San Joaquin County Office of Education and San Joaquin Housing Authority. Their mission is to assist undereducated and unemployed young adults, ages 17 to 24 years, to work toward completion of a high school diploma or GED. They also learn construction skills while building affordable housing, develop leadership skills by becoming involved in their community and secure apprenticeships as well as jobs within the construction industry after graduating from the program. It is a comprehensive program that focuses on nontraditional approaches to education and paid, on-the-job training.