July 20, 2024
Local News

YouthBuild Lake County recruiting new members

NORTH CHICAGO – YouthBuild Lake County is accepting applications for its free programs that begin in September.

Members of YouthBuild Lake County are able to earn their high school diploma, gain hands-on construction and other employment experience, and earn industry-recognized credentials and certifications while giving back to their community through community service work.

There is not one single path to success, and members of YBLC are individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, strengths and weaknesses. With different learning styles and a variety of hopes and dreams, one single goal is common – to achieve success.

Through the organization’s partnerships with local businesses, members will have the chance to gain real-world experience in fields such as construction, HVAC, transportation, distribution and logistics, health care and information technology.

While YBLC members traditionally reside in North Chicago and nearby communities, new transportation options have opened up the program to qualifying young adults throughout Lake County.

To be considered for enrollment in the free programs, visit www.yblc.org/our-programs or call 847-473-3483.

“Even though we are unable to physically be together, YouthBuild Lake County is proud that we can continue to offer uninterrupted, comprehensive services to our students since we closed the doors of our physical space over four months ago,” Executive Director Tameka Wilson said in a news release. “The incredible YBLC staff hasn’t missed a beat, continuing to work very closely with our students online and over the phone, providing students and alumni with academics, career coaching and counseling services.”

The mission of YouthBuild Lake County is to provide underserved young adults with education, training and life skills necessary to become gainfully employed and build a better future.