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Youth Build

Young people learning new skills.

YouthBuild provides an opportunity for young people to develop job skills while earning a high school diploma or GED.

Our approach to YouthBuild

YouthBuild Yakima Valley helps young people by providing training, GED education, and mentoring. Traditionally, the program offers young people a chance to earn a GED and gain construction skills and experience. Now, with Construction Plus, participants will also learn valuable medical assistant training. Those who participate in nursing/medical assistant training can earn a state-recognized certificate. For young people who left high school without a diploma, YouthBuild is an opportunity to reclaim their education, gain the skills they need for employment and become leaders in their communities.

To be eligible for participation individuals must be 16-24 years of age, have left traditional schooling, and meet one of the following factors: low income, in foster care, have a disability, child of an incarcerated parent, migrant youth, or an offender. The goal of this program is to help young people earn their high school diploma or General Education Development Certificate while gaining occupational skills training that prepares them for career placement.

If you are interested in this program, please fill out our Youth Build Yakima Valley pre-application form. Please submit completed pre-application forms to our Client Service Representative at the front desk of Northwest Community Action Center (NCAC), 706 Rentschler Lane, Toppenish, WA 98948.

Pre-application (PDF 58 KB)


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Build a foundation for your future.

  • Hands-on experience in home construction or medical jobs
  • Vocational skills training
  • Help toward getting your high school diploma or GED
  • Leadership skills
  • A chance to learn teamwork, personal accountability, and problem solving
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Are you interested in joining our team?