As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn

YouthBuild Lake County is always looking for committed, passionate, and dependable community members to volunteer with our students during a variety of activities all throughout the year. Typical volunteer opportunities last 2-3 hours and take place on Friday mornings here at our agency in North Chicago, IL.
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
  • Mock Interviews
  • Tutor Students in your area of academic excellence
  • Financial Literacy Classes
  • Community Service Days including MLK Day of Service and Others!
  • Be A Guest Speaker for our “Life Speakers” Series

Become A Mentor

Transform Someone’s Life Today!
Our goal is to connect our YBLC students with a positive individual who provides guidance and support to help our students grow and develop, overcome personal challenges and reach their full potential so they might in turn, help create a better community and society.
Mentors need to be able to:
  • Carry out the goal of the program by connecting with a student daily when paired
  • Commit to attending monthly trainings to learn how to serve our YBLC students
  • Participate alongside YBLC students and staff with a service opportunity in the surrounding communities once-a-month
For your service, you can:
  • Earn an AmeriCorps Educational Award
  • Earn service learning credits for college

For more information on the YBLC Mentoring Program or to become a volunteer please contact Christopher Afram, Program Director, here or at 847-473-3483 ext. 1018.

Come every day. Keep coming even after you get your diploma, because YBLC is still there for you. Don’t take this opportunity for granted because they care.

Jamaica, YBLC alum

Stay dedicated and strive for success. It’s not where you are but where you want to be.

Shemual, YBLC alum

It gets tough, but stick it out with a positive attitude. It will be worth it in the end.

Allison, YBLC alum