YouthBuild Just A Start

By Just A Start

This is a comprehensive youth development program for out of school youth that provides career and academic training that leads to high school and professional credentials.

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This is an ongoing program.
Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday.
All day

If Mondays are a holiday we will move Monday programming to Wednesday of that week. Daily we run 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Ages: 16 to Young Adult.

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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Tom Rodriguez
Assistant Director of Youth Programs and Alumni Success

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

YouthBuild Just A Start Program Flyer (May 2022)

Fill out our Online Inquiry Form.

We run a Fall and Spring cohort each year. If interested, please complete our online inquiry form, call/text  (617) 918-7528, or email Tom at


Students earn up to $300 bi-weekly!


  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

YouthBuild Just A Start

1175 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Wellington Harrington
  • Transportation provided to the venue; see notes below.
  • Transportation provided from the venue; see notes below.

We provide free MBTA passes monthly for participants.

Refreshments provided.
Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

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.

For more information view our program overview.