“When I learned I was unable to walk for graduation due to being short x amount of credits I decided it was time to do something else with my life. I came to YouthBuild and took a placement test. [While a trainee] I showed my leadership skills and that I could be a role model and became a part of the YouthBuild program. Eight months down the road I was offered an AmeriCorps Vista position.
YouthBuild is more than just an education, it’s family. I’ve heard people say ‘once in YouthBuild, always in YouthBuild.’ Whenever you need to come back or need anything our doors are open as well as our arms and hearts.”
-Alexis Cowan, participant & former staff at YouthBuild KCK