YouthBuild Omaha is a program for young adults between the ages of 18-25 years who do not have a high school diploma. Participants will spend time in the classroom earning their GED while working with Habitat for Humanity and Abide Network to learn construction skills and build and restore homes in low-income neighborhoods.
YouthBuild Omaha is your key to a world of possibilities!
If you are: Between 18 and 25 years old - Unemployed or a high school drop-out - Interested in learning construction - Interested in helping to build houses for low-income families - Ready to make a commitment. You could be eligible for the YouthBuild Omaha Program. Paid construction training - Paid adult basic education leading to a GED Training in leadership - Personal support - A chance for a good job, continued education, a bright future.
Help your neighborhood! Help yourself! Be part of a team!
YouthBuild is a national educational, leadership, development and occupational skill-training program for disadvantaged young adults, ages 18–25. Participants will divide their time between classroom-based learning activities and on-site construction training.
YouthBuild Omaha involves a strong consortium of partners including Metropolitan Community College (MCC), Habitat for Humanity and Abide Network. Participants will work with Habitat for Humanity and Abide Network to help build and restore homes in low-income neighborhoods in Omaha. Participants will learn basic construction skills, tool identification, and blue print reading. MCC assists with GED preparation and leadership development. The program is housed at Goodwill Industries at 4805 N. 72nd St. Upon completion of the program, graduates of YouthBuild Omaha will receive placement and follow-up services.
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(402) 595-3991 - V/TTY
If auxiliary needs or reasonable accommodations are needed, please call YouthBuild Omaha at (402) 231-1976.