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  • YouthBuild/AmeriCorps

    Lewis and Clark's Building Futures youth development program guides community youth (ages 16-24) through GED® prep to bridge courses in preparation for college or work, and follows up with those students after placement.



    Program Phases

    Phase 1: GED Prep/P.A.C.T. (Four to five months)

    • Mental toughness
    • Contextualized GED preparation and completion
    • Construction / P.A.C.T.-Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training
    • Construction Plus / I.T. or Healthcare
    • Green construction
    • Leadership training
    • Career development
    • Community service
    • Earn while you learn

    Phase 2: Bridge to College or Work (Four months)

    • Career Pathway course work
    • Specialized training
    • Continue green construction
    • Leadership development
    • Community service
    • Mentoring
    • Subsidized employment / Grad Crew
    • Supportive services to prepare for next steps

    Phase 3: Follow up (Two to three months)

    • Mentoring
    • Job placement
    • Financial aid and college advisement
    • Intense case management