Alachua YouthBuild Accepting Applications for July

Alachua YouthBuild is currently enrolling 18-22 year olds that lack a high school diploma/GED.  The program engages young people by offering an alternative to the traditional school, 50% of time is spent in educational pursuits—namely a GED.  40% of the time is spent in construction/job skills training, and 10%is spent in leadership development.

Alachua YouthBuild has partnered with Alachua Habitat for Humanity and Santa Fe College, running the program out of the Charles R Perry Center for Construction on the North West Campus.  Participants will receive a weekly stipend and incentives for benchmark completion.  Successful graduates of the program will obtain their GED and 5 nationally recognized building credentials.


  • Target ages between 18-22 years old (although 16-17 & 23-24 may apply)
  • Meet financial eligibility criteria
  • Lack a High School Diploma/GED
  • Want to change your life
  • Be committed to rebuilding your community
  • Commit to a rigorous six (6) month program, beginning in January

Completed applications are due by May 16, 2011. Once received, candidates will be contacted for interviews. Mental Toughness Orientation will begin on July 6; after orientation only 15 candidates will be chosen to participate in the six month program.

If you have any questions please contact Carrie Tam, Project Manager 352-244-5137.