At Take 2, 18-21 year old youth who have a history of involvement in the juvenile justice system participate in a full time community service learning program.
Youth restore relationships with their community as they work toward their GEDs, receive credits through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and learn valuable work readiness and life skills. All program elements are woven into community service projects performed in collaboration with local nonprofits.
- Students work toward earning their GED or other educational goals
- Improve math and reading skills
- Acquire financial literacy and other skills
- Investigate post-secondary education and vocational training opportunities
- Build employability through training on job searches, interviewing, resumes and other related topics.
Community Service Component
- Learn more about yourself and your community as you help make good things happen in your neighborhood
- Increase job readiness skills
- Acquire basic construction, carpentry, and building skills
- Learn how to be safe on a construction site, including the proper use of tools and personal protection equipment
- Earn a stipend during your education and training time in YouthBuild
- Transition out of Take 2 into further job training or a job placement in a field of their choice.
- 18-21 years of age?
- someone who has been involved with the juvenile justice system but not ever convicted as an adult?
- having trouble finding a job?
- looking to get your GED?
- looking for a skilled, high paying job with a future?
- interested in going to college?
- ready to face some really big obstacles so that you can have the life you want?