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YouthBuild Boston is a catalyst for change. We help low-income youth ages 14-24 in Boston and it’s surrounding areas access academic credentials, jobs and economic security. Our results-oriented approach: integrated education, skills training, community service and leadership development.

Vocational Training

Our vocational training programs are geared towards young people aged 18-24 who are interested in the building trades.

Participants Receive:

  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Lead Safe Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • 2A/1C Hoisting Training
  • Signalperson Rigger Certifications
  • Building Envelope Training

Program length is 13 weeks if you already have a diploma or equivalent, or 6-9 months if you will be earning your HiSET at YBB.


Service Learning

Community service is at the core of everything we do here at YBB. We provide opportunities for socially-responsible corporations to volunteer alongside our student leaders at local non-profits, or sponsor projects for our senior and disabled neighbors.

Contact our main office at 617-445-8887 to speak with someone about volunteer opportunities or to become a service recipient.

The Designery

Named for its focus on architecture and design, the 7 to 10 week sessions are geared toward high school students who want an enriching after school or summer experience.  

Outstanding and mature graduates receive internship opportunities with professional design firms in the Boston area.