Health & Wellness

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 Health and Wellness program provides on-the-job training while meeting the state’s increasing demands for a highly-trained workforce in the healthcare industry. 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 a health and wellness training program and service site and the classroom earning a GED or High School Equivalency diploma.  Through a partnership with the Community College of Denver, Corpsmembers are enrolled in coursework for their Certificate in Nurse Aide,  Corpsmembers are connected with skilled health care professionals for specialized instruction and on-the-job training. Corpsmembers develop health and wellness skills while providing a minimum of 300 hours of service to their community by serving in a health and wellness-related position, setting and achieving further educational goals, and engaging in leadership development, civic engagement and college and career readiness activities.

A Day in the Life Of
Health & Wellness Corpsmembers

"One of my favorite parts about going through the program was gaining hands-on experiences and positively impacting the lives of the residents during our service at nursing homes. I was able to earn my CNA certification and go on to college to continue my education in the medical field." - Anastasia, Health & Wellness Alum

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Demetrius Parker

YouthBuild Program and Pathways Manager


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