About

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YouthBuild Boston (YBB) was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing under served young people with the support and credentials needed to successfully enter the building trades.

OUR MISSION is to empower and assist under served young people from the Boston area with the essential social, vocational, academic, and life skills necessary to navigate a positive pathway to self-sufficiency and neighborhood responsibility.

While YBB promotes the core values of youth development and community service, it stands out as an innovative non-profit offering a hands-on approach to building trades training. Our programs provide opportunities in vocational education, counseling, and other life skills that readily strengthen and prepare students for the workforce upon graduation.


OUR THEORY OF CHANGE:

We believe that young people, when empowered with the skills and education necessary to improve their quality of life, will realize that they can play a leadership role in strengthening their communities.



OUR STAFF:



OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS:


Sonia Alleyne

Tom Goemaat, Shawmut Construction

Ellen O'Connor, UMass Boston

Joel Feinburg

Debbie Helvig, Bank of America

Brian McPherson, Suffolk Construction

Steve Eustis, Commodore Builders

Rochelle Willis, Skanska Construction

Edward (Tony) Ransom

Jeffrey Simon, Stantec

John Wolff, Bank of America

Liem Tran, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Michael Fergus


OUR PARTNERS: