For Disadvantaged Youth
Arizona teenagers who drop out of high school face a substantial lifelong economic disadvantage. In this current economy, potential dropouts and “high school only” graduates must continue their post-secondary education, or enroll into vocational training in order to enjoy higher standards of living. Since 2000, LCSA has been participating with the national YouthBuild program to train disadvantaged at-risk youth in partnership with the City of Phoenix and Call-A-Teen. Viewed as a pathway for youth to obtain the necessary skills needed to advance into a formal apprenticeship, participants are able to acquire their GED while gaining jobsite experience.
During their time with YouthBuild, participants learn valuable skills from LCSA Journeymen by working on rehabilitation projects and building new homes for first-time, low-income homebuyers. After graduating from the program, each participant is given the opportunity to enroll into a union apprenticeship program or continue on with their own career aspirations.
To learn more about the YouthBuild program visit www.youthbuild.org.
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