WHAT WE DO
YouthBuild Newark (YBN) is an education-focused, youth and community development agency that supports the achievement of 16 to 24 year old young adults who are academically under-skilled, under-employed, and/or have been involved with the criminal justice system. Our mission is to harness the intelligence and positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives. Through flexible and personalized programming and supports, we help students develop the educational competencies, workforce skills, and socio-emotional wellness needed to realize their personal and professional goals.
With a decade of expertise, YBN has transitioned from functioning solely as a direct service youth agency to a teaching organization committed to impacting the youth development and alternative education fields in increasingly sustainable and innovative ways.
Our Theory of Change
When disconnected young people are provided with a nurturing, rigorous environment, relevant educational experiences, and comprehensive support services, they develop the skills and confidence needed to become productive and self-reliant members of their community.