Our Programs

What’s your goal? Do you want to go to college? Maybe you want to learn construction skills and build homes, right here in Lake County. Or perhaps you want to discover technology in our computer training center. There’s so much to learn and we’re here to help. We know your potential is limitless. Do you?

YouthBuild Program

This nine-month workweek program offers you an opportunity to obtain your diploma, acquire computer skills, learn marketable construction skills and much more. Learn more.

Career Bridge Programs

Choose from Bridge to College, our eight-month program where you can earn a Mechanical Service Technician I Certificate; or Bridge to Construction Trades Programs, where you’re trained in a trade such as weatherization, carpentry, plumbing and electrical. Learn more.

Wellness Program

Get the additional support that you may need to complete our programs and achieve your goals. From parenting classes to leadership development, life skills to individual counseling, we’ll help you along the way. Learn more.

Community Building

Discover the incredible feeling of using your abilities to benefit your community. You can build affordable homes in North Chicago for people just like you, paint community centers, read to children and have the opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award worth $1,450! Learn more.

Our Partners & Affiliates

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