The Old Colony YMCA YouthBuild Brockton Program is a ten-month community based youth development program serving young men and women, 16- 24 years of age, who have not completed high school. Students spend half of their time in the classroom working towards their GED and half on a construction site in Brockton gaining transferable on-the-job work skills. Through collaboration with the Brockton Housing Authority, students build and renovate housing units in Brockton for rental or home ownership.
Over the past ten years, the students of YouthBuild Brockton have built 12 single family, three bedroom, Energy-Star certified homes. Students also learn valuable skills that will help them in the workplace through a wide-ranging life skills program. Career and Post-Secondary placement is an integral part of the student’s experience in the program. Students earn a stipend while attending the program based on their attitude and performance.
YouthBuild Brockton provides trainings for green construction and weatherization techniques integrated into construction trainings.
- Institution Name: Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition and Old Colony YMCA
- Address: 60 Skinner Street, Brockton, MA 02302
- Website: https://www.oldcolonyymca.org/
- Name: Joe Barakat
- Title: Program Director
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 508-894-2816