EMERGE YouthBuild exists to unleash the intelligence and positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and lives.

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EYB 2018-2019 Program Application
What is EMERGE YouthBuild?
EMERGE YouthBuild is a Department of Labor (DOL) funded program that works with opportunity youth in the city of New Haven to prepare them for success as adults by significantly improving their basic academic skills and preparing them for career path employment or training. If you are a young person living in New Haven, disconnected from school, and between the ages of 17 to 24 - you are eligible to apply. At EYB you can earn a stipend while you work towards attaining your high school diploma and up to five pre-construction credentials specializing in carpentry. 

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Program Year

EMERGE YouthBuild Program Components
​Over the course of 10-months, EYB crew members participate in the following components of the EMERGE YouthBuild program:

Mental Toughness: A two-week pre-acceptance course focused on delivering employment, education, and life skills training while assessing the applicant's dedication to his/her own personal and professional development and ability to adhere to the EYB code of conduct. 

Pre-Construction Training: A four-week course that teaches topics like workplace safety, proper and skilled use of manual and power tools, material and tool identification and construction terminology.

Integrated Core Training: A 20-week integrated core training curriculum that provides a rotating schedule of educational activities, occupational skills training, leadership development, counseling and project-based community service learning.

Career & College Coaching: A 12-week post-program support during which all EYB crew members receive counseling and information needed to make informed decisions about whether to pursue a career in construction or another sector, to enter an occupational skills training offered through the American Job Corps (WIOA), or enroll in community college for a degree or industry-recognized credential. ​

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