The mission of YouthBuild Houston is to unleash the intelligence and positive energy of young people to rebuild their communities and their lives by providing resources to education and employment. We seek to join with others to help build a movement toward a more just society in which respect, love, responsibility, and cooperation are the dominant unifying values, and sufficient opportunities are available for all people in all communities to fulfill their own potential and contribute to the well-being of others.
YouthBuild Houston transforms the lives of young adults by offering a program that includes GED preparatory classes, Construction Training, Leadership Development, and Volunteerism. In joining YouthBuild Houston the students are saying that they want to improve themselves, the lives of those around them, and become a leader in the community in which they live. YouthBuild Houston will challenge and support them to perform to the best of their ability in the classroom and the larger community, but they must do the work themselves! The lessons learned will prepare them for future success elsewhere. Students, instructors, coaches, and others will work together along the way. We want the students to succeed; not only in this program, but throughout their life as well!