Local YouthBuild awarded $1.1 million federal grant

JEFFERSON/MARION COUNTIES — YouthBuild of Jefferson and Marion Counties, a program of United Methodist Children’s Home, has been awarded a $1.1M grant from US Department of Labor.

Youthbuild has been serving young adults in Jefferson and Marion counties since 2006 and they are an asset to the community.

The current YouthBuild cycle will wrap up in October, with 23 participants completing the program. There will be a graduation ceremony on October 26th.

Sixteen participants will have earned their GED, and will choose either a nursing or construction track to add further training and certification to their experience in the program.

Organizers are excited to be fully funded for another two years, and hope to help many more young people complete their education and become active, working members of this community.