Carlos Palma, 17

I was a high school dropout. I had no job or money. I was very bored with myself. I needed to do something in my life besides just stay home, watch TV, and eat.
I went to the orientation and I knew right then and there that YouthBuild was for me. They teach you everything you need to know. You get your GED plus you get hands-on experience doing construction. I made new friends. I learned new skills I never had before-like how to get a job or career and keep it.

YouthBuild has changed my whole life around.

YouthBuild sent me in the direction I needed to go. I am much more mature and confident about life.

YouthBuild has shown me how to start something and finish it.