Help Make a Difference in Our Community

Five years ago, Alan came to YouthBuild Lake County, like many, looking for a positive change. He had a one-year old son and knew he needed a stable career, not just a job where he lived paycheck to paycheck. He also knew YouthBuild would help him decide what career was right for him. 

After Alan started gaining hands-on experience at our work sites, he soon figured out that construction and fixing things is what he loved to do. It was clear Alan had found his calling.

With all the experience Alan gained while at YBLC, he was hired as a carpenter for Blinderman Construction Company and five years later, Alan is still working there. He recently purchased his first home and his son, now five years old, just started school. “I hope my son grows up to be better than I was, and learns from who I am now, not who I was before YouthBuild,” said Alan. “If it wasn’t for YouthBuild, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. That’s the truth.”

You can help youth like Alan reclaim their education, gain career skills, and renew their purpose in life.

You can make a lasting impact in the lives of young people by making an investment in our youth and donating through YouthBuild Lake County today. All new or increased gifts will be matched by a $10,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Northern Lake County.

Your donation will be used to support youth, like Alan, as they secure their high school, learn marketable career skills, earn industry recognized credentials, and land their first job.

Five years ago, Alan came to YouthBuild Lake County, like many, looking for a positive change. He had a one-year old son and knew he needed a stable career, not just a job where he lived paycheck to paycheck. He also knew YouthBuild would help him decide what career was right for him. 

After Alan started gaining hands-on experience at our work sites, he soon figured out that construction and fixing things is what he loved to do. It was clear Alan had found his calling.

With all the experience Alan gained while at YBLC, he was hired as a carpenter for Blinderman Construction Company and five years later, Alan is still working there. He recently purchased his first home and his son, now five years old, just started school. “I hope my son grows up to be better than I was, and learns from who I am now, not who I was before YouthBuild,” said Alan. “If it wasn’t for YouthBuild, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. That’s the truth.”

You can help youth like Alan reclaim their education, gain career skills, and renew their purpose in life.

You can make a lasting impact in the lives of young people by making an investment in our youth and donating through YouthBuild Lake County today. All new or increased gifts will be matched by a $10,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Northern Lake County.

Your donation will be used to support youth, like Alan, as they secure their high school, learn marketable career skills, earn industry recognized credentials, and land their first job.

YouthBuild Lake County actively works to fight social inequities and bridge the opportunity gap for underserved young adults in Lake County. We have helped over 800 youth in our community become self sufficient as they secure their high school diploma, learn marketable career skills, earn industry recognized credentials, and land their first job. This year, with your help, we can make an even bigger difference! All gifts new and increased gifts made between November 14 and December 24 will be matched by a $10,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Northern Lake County.

You can help youth in our community reclaim their education, gain career skills, and renew their purpose in life. You can make a lasting impact in the lives of young people by making an investment in our youth and donating through YouthBuild Lake County.