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I have to give back 100 fold because this program changed my life.

Tatiana, Youthbuild Lake County class of 2016

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“Four years before coming to YouthBuild, I quit school as a Junior. YouthBuild helped me complete my high school diploma and an internship with the North Chicago Fire Department. I helped rebuild an affordable home in Zion. I came to YouthBuild not just to improve my own life but to make things better for my daughter, who was three years old at the time.

I am now a single mother of two working as a construction laborer at Core Development. I’m not the traditional person you see in this type of position. YouthBuild gave me the support, the training, the education, and the love I needed to get where I am today.”

YouthBuild Lake County helps underserved youth, like Tatiana, every single day. As an education and career training program, we empower young adults, ages 17-24, to take control of their lives and to choose their destinies. Our programs are designed to give our members the education, hands on training, and life skills they need to build their careers and their lives.

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To make a gift of stock, please contact James Socrates Rivers at 847-473-3483 x1008. Specific instructions to make a gift can be accessed here.

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