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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, work experience, community service and leadership development.

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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.


U-Build 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 experience.  

Outstanding and mature graduates receive opportunities to get internships with professional design firms in the Boston area.