YouthBuild Troy is an 34 week workforce development program that helps youth set and achieve employment and training goals and removes barriers to success through hands on vocational learning, soft skill development, and preparation for the High School Equivalency exam (HSE). Our vocational learning prepares youth for several career pathways with an emphasis on Construction, and Culinary Industries. YouthBuild provides wrap around services such as case management and transitional planning and follows its members for a minimum of 12 months after exit. All of our members are co-enrolled in the AmeriCorps initiative as quarter-time members. This means that each member has one year to earn 450 hours in service to their community. Much of that service is done in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Capital District and various other community partners on a construction work site. If they complete those 450 hours, they have access to a $1500 scholarship!

Why Should I Apply ?

When you join our YouthBuild family you gain a support system to last you a lifetime. YOUTHBUILD TROY and the Commission of Economic Opportunity provides:

  • Project Based Education
  • Small Class Sizes
  • College Credits
  • Hands-On Experience
  • College & Career Coaching
  • Industry-Recognized Credentials
  • Earn a Living Allowance/Stipend

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Professional Mentoring
  • Internships
  • College Preparation
  • Job Placement Services
  • Scholarships/Awards Towards College

YouthBuild FAQS

Am I Eligible to Apply to YouthBuild Troy?

  • MUST BE A RESIDENT OF Troy, Rensselaer, Lansingburgh or green Island

  • MUST BE 16-24 YEARS OLD

  • MUST MEET INCOME GUIDELINES

  • MUST NOT HAVE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL*

How Can I Apply?

  • Attend an Information Session

  • Bring in all required paperwork*

  • Complete a Test of Basic Education

  • Complete an Individual Interview

You Are the Future!

  • First Year College Support

  • Opportunity Youth United

  • Graduate Placement and Retention Support

  • Trade Union Apprenticeships

  • EMPLOYMENT & MUCH MORE!

To learn more about CEO’s YouthBuild program, please contact (518) 727-3021.