YouthBuild New Bedford wants you

YouthBuild New Bedford has been part of the community for over 25 years, helping young people between the ages of 16 and 24 find their way to a better life.

Right now, YouthBuild is looking to recruit young people for its 10 week class starting in October.

Lisa Mello-Frost, Director of YouthBuild New Bedford and Melissa Correia, Program Director, visited Town square sunday this week and talked about this second chance program for kids to get a high school diploma or GED and learn a trade along the way.

The program provides training for men and women in construction work or as a certified nursing assistant. According to Mello-Frost, the young people involved can be paid while undergoing their training.

YouthBuild is part of the PACE organization in New Bedford and over the years has given hope and a new start to over 1,000 young people. Many are now succeeding in good jobs and moving forward with their lives.

Mello-Frost and Correia said that if you know someone without a high school diploma between the ages of 16 and 24, then YouthBuild may be for them.

Town square sunday is a weekly public affairs program that airs Sunday mornings on 1420 WBSM. The program shines a spotlight on local people and organizations working to make the South Coast a better place to live and work.

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