Thanks to a grant from the Department of Labor, Community Action is proud to be one of three YouthBuild Programs in the state of Michigan.

Through a partnership with Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity and Family Service & Children’s Aid of Jackson, YouthBuild provides the opportunity for Jackson youth ages 16 – 24 who are struggling in school (or may have already dropped out) the opportunity to earn a High School diploma or GED while at the same time learning valuable skills in construction and related trades. YouthBuild participants also receive mentoring in the “soft-skills” employers desire and expect such as: leadership, commitment, punctuality, and respect.

What Can YouthBuild Do for Me?

  • Earn while you learn
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training upon completion
  • Learn skills needed to fill in-demand jobs in the trades
  • Training that can lead to jobs in construction and related trades with good wages and benefits

For Information and Enrollment

Call Hakim Crampton, YouthBuild Program Manager (517) 257-9789.