Welcome to Young Detroit Builders
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Young Detroit Builders is a YouthBuild USA-affiliated, non-profit organization that has been offering a comprehensive program of education, support services, counseling, leadership development, job and life skills preparation, on-the-job residential construction training and NCCER certification since 1996. Students earn a modest living allowance while participating in this full-time, 10-month training program, and may be eligible for AmeriCorps educational awards after completing the program. Giving back to the community is a major focus of YDB, and students participate in community service projects throughout the program. Upon completion, job placement and follow-up assistance is provided. Young Detroit Builders (YDB) strives to unleash the positive energy of young people and encourage them to rebuild their communities and their own lives through a commitment to work, education, responsibility and family. Here at Young Detroit Builders, we rebuild communities while transforming lives.
“As young people, we are one of the greatest resources available to the survival of the community…”