YouthBuild engages young adults 16-24 years of age in earning a high school diploma or GED and overcoming barriers to employment, including poverty, foster care, juvenile justice and homelessness.

Spokane Service Team - YouthBuild provides two career tracks: Construction or Healthcare.

Construction participants gain experience and certifications, including their National Center for Construction Education and Research Certification, paid for by the program, while serving their community and building affordable housing and remodeling local non-profits, preparing them for a career in the trades. 

Healthcare participants gain experience and certifications, including an opportunity for their Nursing Assistant Certification, that are all paid for by the program, while gaining hands-on nursing experience by serving vulnerable populations in preparation for a career in the healthcare fields. 

Program Design

YouthBuild members divide their time between classroom and the work site, developing skills in education, construction, healthcare and leadership. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Ages 16-24
  • Currently released from high school or have a recommendation from a school counselor
  • Must qualify as at least one of the following: 
  • Low income individual/family
  • Current member or aging out of the foster care system
  • Youth offender
  • Migrant youth
  • Child of an incarcerated parent
  • Other disadvantaged youth 

How to Get Involved? 

  1. Attend an information session 
  2. Bring your photo ID, birth certificate, Social Security care and proof of eligibility to Mental Toughness. 
  3. Attend Mental Toughness
  4. Interview for a spot in the next YouthBuild Cohort

 Click here to complete the YouthBuild Application

Long-term Success

Graduates develop resources and support to assist them as they advance their careers, attend college or trade schools, and build assets while continuing to make a positive impact within their communities. 


Contact Us

Phone: 509-789-3708

Email: [email protected]

2424 E. Riverside Avenue

Spokane, WA 99202

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