Program is currently accepting applications for February 2014.
Contact Jacqui King at
or call 541-526-1380 to sign up for one of the following information sessions:
- December 17th, 4:30-5:30 pm
- January 7th, 4:30-5:30 pm
- January 14th, 4:30-5:30 pm
- January 21st, 4:30-5:30 pm
YouthBuild Program Quick Facts
||Redmond supports students from Madras & Prineville
||9 months core program then 1 year follow-up
||Construction of affordable housing, leadership & service
||Diploma, GED, or College Prep.
||Stipend starting at $100 per week
||$1,468 AmeriCorps Edu. Award
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development.
In YouthBuild, young people ages 16-24 work toward their GED, high school diploma or college credits, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transform their own lives and roles in society.
- YouthBuild requires a minimum 9-month daily commitment, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Crews will be recruited from Madras, Prineville, and Redmond, with our main campus in Redmond. Public transportation is available.
- YouthBuild has an alternating schedule: two weeks in the classroom (working on GED/high school completion, leadership skills, vocational training, etc.) and two weeks in the construction field building, repairing, renovating homes and learning apprenticeship skills.
- Youth earn a small stipend during the program for work in the
classroom and on the construction site, this stipend increases with
positive work ethic, attendance, and clean UA’s.
- The application process has many steps. All potential applicants first attend a scheduled information session. Applicants whose applications are selected will then attend a day of orientation, testing, and interviews. Then, a smaller pool is selected to go through Mental Toughness Orientation.
Heart of Oregon Corps’ YouthBuild project is funded by a grant awarded under the YouthBuild grant initiative, as implemented by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Heart of Oregon Corps is prohibited from discriminating on the grounds of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and against any beneficiary of programs on the basis of the beneficiary’s citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States.