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Our mission is to help low-income young adults complete their education, learn the necessary skills to become gainfully employed, and build a hopeful future for themselves and their families.
Our goal is to help young adults striving to transform their lives, YBLC is an education and career training program that fosters self- sufficiency and personal leadership through its integrated curriculum, strong ties to local businesses, and community enhancement projects. In the City of North Chicago, approximately 40% of young people do not finish high school and over 15% of families live in poverty. In our YouthBuild program students can obtain their High School Diploma or their GED, learn job readiness and leadership skills through the building of affordable homes, and earn an AmeriCorps scholarship. In our Bridge to College programs students can earn Post Secondary Education Certificates to prepare them for careers in Transportation, Distribution and Healthcare.