ABOUT YOUTHB.U.I.L.D STATEN ISLAND
Now in its 4rd season, YouthB.U.I.L.D Staten Island is one of the most successful YouthBuild programs in New York City! Our program brings in top leadership development specialists and vocational trainers that are focused on incorporating real world experiences to help transform young lives.
B.U.I.L.D Staten Island is a YouthBuild USA modeled program that provides a pathway for unemployed, out-of-work youth between the ages of 16 to 24, an opportunity to reclaim their education, gain the skills they need for employment, and become leaders in rebuilding and shaping their communities.
The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership’s B.U.I.L.D. program is currently a Provisional Affiliate of YouthBuild USA. YouthB.U.I.L.D Staten Island is part of a robust network of over 200 urban and rural YouthBuild programs in the U.S.
YouthBuild utilizes several different methods to equip its participants with the tools they need to become self-sufficient productive members of the community.
Pathway2Graduation provides our students with the preparation and tools needed for a successful future by helping them earn their High School Equivalency Diploma.
Leadership is defined as taking responsibility to make things go right for your life, your family, your program, and your community.
Vocational & Construction modules will include on-site and off-site vocational training. Participants will learn entry-level construction and safety skills.
Case Manager can help participants to take personal responsibility for the success in the participants’ own life, and to be job ready.
ABOUT YOUTHBUILD USA
The YouthBuild model fosters a supportive mini-community of youth and adults with explicitly positive values that encourages participants to define and achieve their own highest goals and aspirations.
Emphasis is placed on leadership development and community service as part of the process by which so called “disconnected” young people change their relationship to society and develop a positive identity in which they can enjoy taking responsibility and “giving back” to their communities and families.