Build your future here.

Are you between 16 and 24 years old? Do you need your GED or high school diploma? Are you ready to change your life?

Denver YouthBuild is a 6-12 month program that allows you to work part-time towards your diploma or GED while learning job skills through hands-on build projects and activities. You will have a chance to explore a variety of careers in the construction industry–from field jobs like carpentry and framing, to office jobs like design and project management.

At no cost to you, you will receive industry-recognized certifications, connections with employers, bus passes, and even a monthly stipend. We will prepare you for the next step in your future, whether it be employment, apprenticeship or college.

Job Skills

Job Skills

Each student begins YouthBuild by learning set of basic construction skills. Yes, that means we get to use power tools.
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Academic Classes

Academic Classes

Sitting in a classroom all day is rough. That’s why YouthBuild students only take half-days of academic classes.
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Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills

Some skills are necessary for every workplace: conflict management, public speaking, and professional behavior, for example.
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Enroll in YouthBuild

The first step in enrolling in Denver YouthBuild is to attend a weekly information session.
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Hire our grads

Denver YouthBuild graduates are highly-trained, professional individuals.
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Partner with us

Community build projects provide valuable experience for our students.
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Participants who earned high school equivalency credentials

77%

Participants who went on to higher education or jobs

61%

Participants who retained placement for at least 6 months

72%

Recidivism rate within 1 year of enrollment

9%

A network of success

Denver YouthBuild is part of an international network of YouthBuild programs. In 2014, 260 YouthBuild programs in the United States engaged nearly 10,000 low-income young adults who left high school without a diploma. Funded by the Department of Labor, YouthBuild USA has achieved remarkable results. (Source: YouthBuild USA)