YouthBuild Johnstown

YouthBuild® Johnstown
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YouthBuild Johnstown is a 6–11-month education and job training program for individuals ages 17–24 who live in Johnstown, PA and meet eligibility requirements. YouthBuild is also a housing and community service program. As YouthBuild students, youth help the community by building and rehabilitating housing for residents who meet low-income guidelines and those who are homeless. This expands the supply of affordable housing, provides meaningful work experience for youth, and helps them to become responsible members of the community.

Youth earn their GEDs. They also earn minimum wage during On-The Job Training, and have the potential for $5 per day for program participation and $10 per week for perfect program attendance.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for YouthBuild, an individual must:

  • Live in Johnstown, PA
  • Be age 17–24
  • Be out of school
  • Lack a high school diploma or be skills-deficient

An individual who meets all of the above requirements is also eligible if he/she meets at least one of the following:

  • Has a criminal record
  • Has a disability
  • Has a parent who is incarcerated
  • Is aging out of foster care
  • Meets low-income requirements or is homeless
  • Is a migrant farm worker

An eligible individual who is also a Veteran or a spouse of a certain Veteran will be given priority.

YouthBuild Johnstown is funded 75% by the U.S. Department of Labor through a $720,000 grant and 25% by nongovernmental in-kind support by community partners in the amount of $180,000.

For more information, contact Stefanee James by calling (814) 536-3536, ext. 289, or texting/calling (814) 659-1020, or e-mailing sjames@gogoodwill.org.

Complete and Submit a YouthBuild Johnstown Application.

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