<b>Our Youth Building Alternatives (YBA)</b><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>┬áprogram serves teens and young adults who have struggled to find their way in the traditional education system. Since 1994, we have helped high school dropouts aged 16-24 successfully transition to adulthood through an alternative education model that includes HiSET exam preparation, construction skills training, leadership development, job skills, and life skills. Through YBA, these young adults obtain important certifications including <a href=”https://www.nccer.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”https://www.nccer.org/”>NCCER</a>, <a href=”https://www.osha.com/courses/10-hour-construction.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”https://www.osha.com/courses/10-hour-construction.html”>OSHA-10</a>, <a href=”http://www.mainerestaurant.com/?page=Education_Training” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”http://www.mainerestaurant.com/?page=Education_Training”>ServSafe</a>, and more. Almost all advance toward post-secondary education or career-oriented employment. In addition to the program itself, we offer one year of follow-up services to our graduates to support their transition to continued education and the workforce.</span>

90%

of our Youth Building Alternatives students go on to jobs and education

70+

young people who have dropped out of school are served each year

83

Maine Youth Building Alternatives participants have rehabbed four units of housing in the last three years

<b>Our Youth Building Alternatives (YBA)</b><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>┬áprogram serves teens and young adults who have struggled to find their way in the traditional education system. Since 1994, we have helped high school dropouts aged 16-24 successfully transition to adulthood through an alternative education model that includes HiSET exam preparation, construction skills training, leadership development, job skills, and life skills. Through YBA, these young adults obtain important certifications including <a href=”https://www.nccer.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”https://www.nccer.org/”>NCCER</a>, <a href=”https://www.osha.com/courses/10-hour-construction.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”https://www.osha.com/courses/10-hour-construction.html”>OSHA-10</a>, <a href=”http://www.mainerestaurant.com/?page=Education_Training” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”http://www.mainerestaurant.com/?page=Education_Training”>ServSafe</a>, and more. Almost all advance toward post-secondary education or career-oriented employment. In addition to the program itself, we offer one year of follow-up services to our graduates to support their transition to continued education and the workforce.</span>

<b>Our Youth Building Alternatives (YBA)</b><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>┬áprogram serves teens and young adults who have struggled to find their way in the traditional education system. Since 1994, we have helped high school dropouts aged 16-24 successfully transition to adulthood through an alternative education model that includes HiSET exam preparation, construction skills training, leadership development, job skills, and life skills. Through YBA, these young adults obtain important certifications including <a href=”https://www.nccer.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”https://www.nccer.org/”>NCCER</a>, <a href=”https://www.osha.com/courses/10-hour-construction.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”https://www.osha.com/courses/10-hour-construction.html”>OSHA-10</a>, <a href=”http://www.mainerestaurant.com/?page=Education_Training” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-mce-href=”http://www.mainerestaurant.com/?page=Education_Training”>ServSafe</a>, and more. Almost all advance toward post-secondary education or career-oriented employment. In addition to the program itself, we offer one year of follow-up services to our graduates to support their transition to continued education and the workforce.</span>