Alexis Cowan, YouthBuild KCK

“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…

Regina Esteban, YouthBuild KCK

“Youthbuild is a great program for kids that need a second chance to get an education. It’s more like a fellowship and a family than it is just a school. They can make memories here and they can learn a trade and an education all rolled into one. They will come out feeling good about…

YouthBuild trip empowers trainees to build the future of their communities

YouthBuild KCK trainees recently took a day trip to St. Louis, Missouri to hear Dorothy Stoneman, the founder and CEO of YouthBuild USA Inc., speak at University of Washington St. Louis. Stoneman addressed the trainees and other young people from Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois, with a speech titled “Beyond Ferguson: Empowering Low-Income Young People to…