YouthBuild New Bedford has been part of the community for over 25 years, helping young people between the ages of 16 and 24 find their way to a better life.

Right now, YouthBuild is looking to recruit young people for its 10 week class starting in October.

Lisa Mello-Frost, Director of YouthBuild New Bedford and Melissa Correia, Program Director, visited Town square sunday this week and talked about this second chance program for kids to get a high school diploma or GED and learn a trade along the way.

The program provides training for men and women in construction work or as a certified nursing assistant. According to Mello-Frost, the young people involved can be paid while undergoing their training.

YouthBuild is part of the PACE organization in New Bedford and over the years has given hope and a new start to over 1,000 young people. Many are now succeeding in good jobs and moving forward with their lives.

Mello-Frost and Correia said that if you know someone without a high school diploma between the ages of 16 and 24, then YouthBuild may be for them.

Town square sunday is a weekly public affairs program that airs Sunday mornings on 1420 WBSM. The program shines a spotlight on local people and organizations working to make the South Coast a better place to live and work.

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