OLD About


The mission of YouthBuild Boston (YBB), 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.

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 trades. 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. Students are put on a career path through highly successful programs, from construction training to sustainable landscape design. Not only do these programs provide opportunities in vocational education, but also academic instruction, counseling and other life skills that readily strengthen and prepare students for the workforce upon graduation.

“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.”



Sonia Alleyne

Tom Goemaat : Shawmut Construction

Ellen O'Connor : UMass Boston

Joel Feinberg

Brian McPherson : Suffolk Construction

Debbie Helvig : Bank of America

John Wolff : Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Edward Ransom

Rochelle Willis : Skanska Construction

Liem Tran : Wentworth Institute of Technology

Steve Eustis : Commodore Builders

Jeffrey Simon : Stantec Construction Management

Michael Fergus