We live in a changing world- one where many different skill sets are required in order to succeed and create a better quality of life. Developing those skills can be overwhelming, and that’s where Rio Arriba YouthBuild comes in.
The program is unique in that it engages youth (ages 14-24) from Rio Arriba County in both vocational training (through home-building) as well as traditional GED prep. It doesn’t just end with certifications, as many programs do. YouthBuild is there for participants as they navigate an ever-changing world and seek employment both in Rio Arriba County and elsewhere.
In short, young people with both academic skills and vocational skills are in high demand in the workplace, and will be able to provide for their families and improve their communities. Our hope is that the YouthBuild program will benefit 60 participants within three years.
Teamwork and confidence – it’s what YouthBuild’s all about.