Bridging Families to Communities and Beyond (BFCB) provides a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment for youth and adults (ages 17 and up). BFCB helps young men and women earn a high school equivalency certificate (HiSET) or high school diploma, and learn real job skills in multiple occupations such as carpentry, urban agriculture, construction, or C.N.A work.

St. Louis YouthBuild is an alternative school/pre-apprenticeship program that is sponsored by the Parent Child Center and Bridging Families to Communities and Beyond.


St. Louis YouthBuild provides their students with adult education & literacy preparation assistance. As of April 2022, St. Louis YouthBuild now offers the Penn Foster high school diploma program to their students. Please call for more information on how to enroll. 


Students will also receive on-going instruction focused on building work-ready attitudes, leadership development training, basic computer skills instruction, occupational training, opportunities to earn nationally recognized construction certifications that include: carpentry, green building, weatherization and OSHA-10.

 St. Louis YouthBuild is committed to maintaining a safe environment that prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and against the beneficiary’s citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States.

St. Louis YouthBuild is a recipient of Federal financial assistance and is grant-funded—whole, or in part— by the Department of Labor.

EEOC Phone: 1-800-669-4000

TTY: 1-800-669-6820


To inspire and guide young people into becoming successful leaders in their own lives, their families, the program and community.

We achieve this mission by:
Helping young men and women improve their education, earn a GED, learn leadership skills and marketable job skills, obtain and retain decent-paying employment and advanced education.

Thank you to our funders!

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