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JAS YouthBuild

Just-A-Start YouthBuild

Just-A-Start YouthBuild is a full-time comprehensive youth development program that helps young people reclaim their education, gain job skills, and become leaders in their communities. The program serves students aged 16 to 24, offering youth the opportunity to earn their high school credential and build employment skills in construction and/or retail.

Just-A-Start YouthBuild defines students by their potential, not by their challenges, and offers comprehensive guidance, counseling, and support services to students. Youth who compete the program transition to employment, training, and/or college, and receive intensive follow-up support for at least one year post-graduation.

Just-A-Start YouthBuild is a proud affiliate member of the global YouthBuild movement.

Eligibility for the Just-A-Start YouthBuild is based on several criteria. You may be a fit for the program if you:

  • Are between 16 and 24 years of age
  • Live in Massachusetts’ MetroNorth region, including the cities of Cambridge, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, Medford, Malden, Everett, and Somerville.
  • Left high school before earning your diploma or have already earned your high school diploma, but need support with educational improvement
  • Have experienced other circumstances that created barriers to finishing school (including youth in foster care, youth offenders, youth with disabilities, children of an incarcerated parent, or member of a low-income family)

If you think you might be eligible or interested in Just-A-Start YouthBuild, please complete the inquiry form below. We look forward to connecting with you!

Please click here to complete an inquiry form.

For more information, please contact youthbuild@justastart.org or call us at 617-918-7506.