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We strive to reach our full potential; we will conduct ourselves in a productive manner.
By helping ourselves, we help our community. -CDSA YouthBuild Pledge





The CDSA YouthBuild Program is now accepting applications.
Turn in your application today for a slot on our waiting list.

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Our Program
is a national community program for disadvantaged youth funded by the Department of Labor. The CDSA YouthBuild program offers innovative learning opportunities in the areas of basic skills education, construction training, leadership development, life skills training, community service learning projects, work readiness and post-secondary education. Young people work to complete their high school education, build affordable housing for low-income families in our community and gain important job skills to prepare for the world of work.



Is YouthBuild right for you?
Our Participants MUST:

AND be committed to making a positive change in their life!



Application Process
The application process at the CDSA YouthBuild program has multiple steps:
There are 2 ways to obtain an application.
Download - Click to download a printable PDF PDF file
By Mail - Fill in the form below to have one mailed to you.


Application Form by Mail Request

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Last Name *
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Enrollment and Duration
CDSA enrolls 28 youth for each 9-month program cycle. Participants are divided into two groups that spend alternate weeks in the classroom and on the worksite. Youth attend each day, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.


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Student Benefits
Our program offers incredible opportunities to participants, including:
Students can also earn the following certifications:

House Before

House After


Special Programs
Honors Award
The CDSA YouthBuild Honors Awards are given to outstanding program participants. All students are eligible to earn the Honors Awards and must meet the required criteria. Students do receive recognition at the end of the program and an award.
Past Recipients:

Michael A. Unruh CDSA YouthBuild Leadership Award
Named after Michael A. Unruh, the first recipient of the award, this award is given at the end of the year to an outstanding student leader. All students are eligible, and chosen by program staff. The recipient is recognized at the end of the program.
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Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award is given to the participant that has demonstrated the most significant, positive, personal transformation while in the CDSA YouthBuild program. All students are eligible, and chosen by program staff. The recipient is recognized at the end of the program.
Past Recipients:

Joshua W. Hodge Perfect Attendance Award
The Joshua W. Hodge Perfect Attendance award recognizes the participant that has been in attendance every scheduled program day for the entire length of the day. All students are eligible, and chosen by program staff. The recipient is recognized at the end of the program.
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CDSA YouthBuild is an Equal Opportunity employer/service provider. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


 
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