YouthBuild Lake County

Our mission is to provide underserved young adults with the education, training, and life skills necessary to become gainfully employed and build a better future.

Created by Imran shaikhfrom the Noun Project
Further your education
Created by Adrien Coquet from the Noun Project
Find your career path
Created by Vanness Hanfrom the Noun Project
Be a leader
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Invest in your wellness
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Develop new skills

YouthBuild's Success Stories

Marisol was going through a difficult time in her life before she came across YouthBuild. “I had been working at a warehouse for a few years. I wasn’t getting good pay and I knew that if I stayed in that job, I wasn’t going to have a good future for myself and my kids.” Being a young mother of two, Marisol wanted to create more opportunities for herself and her family. She decided to apply to YouthBuild Lake County after hearing about it through her sister, who was a YouthBuild graduate…

All I have to say is YouthBuild has a great staff and I appreciate every single one of them. They helped me out and made me a better person, and I will always be grateful for that.

Marisol, Class of '20 photo

Marisol, Class of '20

The US Department of Labor funds YBLC’s YouthBuild program through a YouthBuild Grant. This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the US Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it. Internal use by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non-commercial purposes is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner. YouthBuild Lake County is an equal opportunity agency.

YBLC is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). ISBE administers public education in the state of Illinois.