St. Louis YouthBuild provides a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment for young adults who dropped out of high school (ages 18-24). St. Louis YouthBuild helps men and women earn a high school equivalency certificate and learn real job skills in the construction field.


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 young men and women with Adult Education & Literacy preparation assistance. All students receive soft skills education that prepares them to meet and exceed their academic and career aspirations.


Students 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.

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, St. Louis YouthBuild is prohibited from discriminating 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 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.