ReEngage was honored to work with YouthBuild of Wyandotte County in providing their young men with The Man Class©. YouthBuild is a non-profit program designed to help employ and train low income young people. There are at least 2.3 million low-income 16-24-year-olds in the United States who are neither in school nor employed. Globally, over 200 million youth are working poor and earning less than $2.00 a day. All are in urgent need of pathways to jobs, education, entrepreneurship, and other opportunities leading to productive and contributing livelihoods.
The YouthBuild program provides those pathways by unleashing the positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives, breaking the cycle of poverty with a commitment to work, education, community, and family.
YouthBuild KCK is administered by United Way of Wyandotte County. “Trainees” (participants enrolled in the program) work full-time for 9-12 months towards their GED or high school diploma while learning construction and job skills. This program enrolls low income young people ages 16-24 years old.
Help us to continue to forge partnerships like this to help young people to break the cycle of poverty, broken homes, and lack of job skills. Because of people like you we will continue to make a difference in young men’s lives. Please consider making a donation today to ReEngage for us to continue our work.