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To provide at-risk young adults with the education and training necessary to become gainfully employed and build a better future.



Transform Someone's Life Today! 

Our goal is to connect YBLC students with Volunteers Mentors who provided emotional and social support on a one-to-one basis to empower their mentee to transform their lives. 

Mentors need to be able to:

· Commit to 6 to 8 hours a week over a twelve month period in order to complete 300 hours of mentoring.

· Meet Program Hours: weekday 3pm to 7pm

· Participate in once-a-month Saturday Community Service Opportunity with YBLC

For your service, you can:

· Earn an AmeriCorps Educational Award of $1,212

· Transfer your Educational Award to your child, grandchild or foster child (must be at least 55 years old when terms of service begins.)

Please call 847.473.3483 or e-mail us at info@youthbuildlakecounty.org to learn more.

Our Partners & Affiliates

  • Americorps
  • United Way of Lake County
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

The US Department of Labor funds YBLC's YouthBuild program through a YouthBuild Grant. This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the US Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the US Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it. Internal use by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non-commercial purposes is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner. YouthBuild Lake County is an equal opportunity agency