YouthBuild Program

YouthBuild Program

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YouthBuild Program Quick Facts

Age Place Length When Apply By Projects Education Pay Scholarship
16-24 Redmond supports students from Madras & Prineville 9 months core program then 1 year follow-up Year-round On-going 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.

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