Low-income youth who do not finish high school face significant barriers to finding employment that will help them build stable futures. Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) empowers area young people in need with academic classes to help them earn a GED, paid vocational training, and ongoing support in job searches and college enrollment..
One of PYB's apprenticeship programs trains young adults ages 17–24 in green residential construction, providing hands-on experience and a path to an emerging vocation. During the course of a year of training, students build up to four affordable, energy-efficient homes that will be sold to low-income families. Trainees glean valuable experience with all aspects of the construction process, including pouring foundations, framing walls and roofs, and finishing interiors. Part of PYB's comprehensive support includes providing construction tools and other necessary equipment to students who cannot afford to purchase them.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Portland YouthBuilders provide tools for vocational job training to young people in need. If G-Team members raise $500, five Portland-area trainees will receive the tools and safety equipment they need to build energy-efficient homes. Each additional $100 raised will fund tools for another young person. Skanska, an environmentally conscious construction and development company, will match G-Team donations up to a total of $3,000.
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