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Young Detroit Builders is Currently Accepting New Applicants for the 2014 Winter Cycle Young Detroit Builders is a GED preparation and job training program that helps young adults ages 18-24 work towards earning their GED and provides hands-on residential construction…

Young Detroit Builders is in proud partnership with Giving Tuesday and invites you to take part. Join us on December 3rd in a national day of giving.  

A Short Video: “Represent” Created by Matt Clerico Shared on YouTube courtesy of YouthBuild AmeriCorps

Young Detroit Builders Receives $30,000 in Grant Funds from Bank of America and Joins Forces in Ongoing Volunteer Partnership Detroit, MI - Young Detroit Builders (YDB) was awarded a $15,000 Work Force/Education Grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation…

STREET FIGHTING MAN is a feature-length, character-driven documentary that follows three inner-city men – each a generation apart – as they seek to define their lives in post-industrial Detroit. Deris Solomon is a young single father who wants to leave behind a…

After months of preparation, Young Detroit Builders’ 8th Annual Showdown in Motown took place Sept. 23, 2011, at The Majestic Theatre Center.

The Young Detroit Builders: ‘Rebuilding Communities, Transforming Lives’

YDB’s 2010 cycle of students went right to work when assigned the exciting task of building a prototype of a temporary Haitian shelter.

Showdown in Motown

Our 7th Annual Showdown in Motown was held on September 24, 2010. 12 of Detroit’s hottest emerging entertainers went head to head for a 1st place cash prize of $1,000.


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