YouthBuild Construction

Mile High Youth Corps’ YouthBuild Program is based on a 41-year national model and serves young adults, ages 17-24, disconnected from school or work. The YouthBuild Construction program provides on-the-job training while meeting the state’s increasing demands for a highly-trained workforce in construction.  A cohort is hired each year and enrolls in the program for a duration lasting between 6-10 months. Earning a bi-weekly stipend and an AmeriCorps education award, young people from all economic backgrounds can afford to serve their community and invest in their own personal growth.

YouthBuild participants (Corpsmembers) engage in intensive training divided between the construction service site and the classroom earning a GED or High School Equivalency diploma. Corpsmembers develop construction skills while providing a minimum of 300 hours of service to their community by serving on affordable housing projects, setting and achieving further educational goals, and engaging in leadership development, civic engagement and college and career readiness activities. Corpsmembers graduate from the program with certifications and credentials in OSHA10, First Aid, Pre-Apprentice Certificate Training (PACT), and Customer Service Equivalency Training (CSET).


A Day in the Life Of
YouthBuild Construction Corpsmembers

"Before MHYC I didn't have good people skills.  I wasn't ready for a job.  When we first entered the service sites it made me very nervous, I've seen my people skills grow and I'm ready for my next job because of everything I learned through the YouthBuild Construction program." - Emilio, YouthBuild Construction

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Amber Palmeri

Sr. Program Manager: YouthBuild

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