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As young people, we are one of the greatest resources available to the survival of the community…

Short Film: p>Young Detroit Builders: “Rebuilding Communities, Transforming Lives”
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 can earn a modest living allowance while participating in this full-time, 10-month training program, and may be eligible for AmeriCorps educational awards for college. Giving back to the community is a major focus of YDB, and students complete 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 unemployed young adults to rebuild their communities and their own lives with a commitment to work, education, responsibility and family. Here at Young Detroit Builders, we rebuild communities, while transforming lives.

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