But there is one thing you need to achieve success — you have to want it. You have to choose to improve your life and make it better than it was before. We provide the encouragement, support, and guidance, but you have to put in the hard work to make a difference in your life.
So, are you ready for change?
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YouthBuild Program – I need my high school diploma and want to learn about building trades
Pre-Apprentice Program – I have my high school diploma or GED and want to work in the building trades/construction
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YouthBuild Lake County is funded through the generous support of various parties including individuals, philanthropic groups, corporations, charitable foundations, and government entities at both the federal and state levels. The core YouthBuild program receives its primary funding from AmeriCorps, while the Pre-Apprentice program is generously sponsored by Illinois Works. The funding partners and sponsors herein named are instrumental in empowering and creating opportunities for youth through the provision of education, vocational skills training, and leadership development programs.