YouthBuild New Bedford has been a part of the community for more than 25 years, helping young people ages 16-to-24 find a path to a better life.
Rght now, YouthBuild is looking to recruit young people for its 10-week class beginning in October.
YouthBuild New Bedford Director Lisa Mello-Frost and Program Manager Melissa Correia visited Townsquare Sunday this week and talked about this second-chance program for young people to earn a high school diploma or GED and learn a trade along the way.
The program offers training for males and females in construction work or as a Certified Nursing Assistant. According to Mello-Frost, young people involved can be paid while undergoing their training.
YouthBuild is part of the PACE organization in New Bedford, and over the years has provided hope and a new beginning for more than 1,000 young people. Many are now successfully holding down good jobs and and moving ahead with their lives.
Mello-Frost and Correia said if you know someone without a high school diploma between the ages of 16-and-24, then YouthBuild may be for them.
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