YouthBuild Info Sessions

By Just A Start

This is an information session about YouthBuild's academic and workforce development program. We talk about the structure, credentials participants earn, and we review the application process.

Picture of Three 2023 YouthBuild Graduates in Caps and Gowns.

.: 星期四, 九月 7 3下午 – 4下午; 星期二, 九月 19 12下午 – 1下午; and 星期四, 九月 21 3下午 – 4下午.

  • Online Sessions = 9/19
  • In-person Sessions = 9/07, 9/21


YouthBuild runs 2 sessions each year. This year our Fall Session starts in October and typically runs about ten months.

Ages: 16 to Adults.

Must be between 16 and 24 years old on the first day of the program, a US citizen or permanent resident, and live in Cambridge, Chelsea, Somerville, Everett, Revere, Malden, or other cities or towns in the Metro North region.

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Christina Uplinger
Program Operations Manager

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

YouthBuild Just A Start Info Session Page and Registration.

 Please fill out our an inquiry form on the YouthBuild webpage. If you have questions contact us directly.



  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

YouthBuild Just A Start

1175 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Wellington Harrington

Online sessions will take place on Zoom.

Refreshments provided.
Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

This program includes: HiSET academic classes; case management support; career training (construction or retail/customer service); socio-emotional development; and personal finance lessons.

YouthBuild Just A Start is a comprehensive youth workforce development program for out of school youth that provides education leading to a high school credential; career exploration and employment skills training; and leadership and life skill building. Through their construction and retail/customer service training and community service work, youth gain work skills leading to industry recognized credentials, as well as applied academic skills. The program also provides comprehensive guidance, counseling, case management, and support services.

YouthBuild JAS Program Overview