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YouthBuild: unleashing the intelligence and positive energy of young people to rebuild their communities and their lives

What is Heart of Oregon Corps YouthBuild?

YouthBuild members transform their lives and roles in society through earning their GED, high school diploma, or college credits, learning job skills, and serving their community through building affordable housing or working at childcare facilities in Central Oregon. Members in our program divide their time between classroom, field, and leadership development. As stated by YouthBuild USA Co-Founder, John Bell, "YouthBuild seeks to join with others to help build a movement toward a more just society in which respect, love, responsibility, and cooperation are the dominant unifying values, and sufficient opportunities are available for all people in all communities to fulfill their own potential and contribute to the well-being of others."

  • YouthBuild requires a minimum 12-month daily commitment, Monday-Friday, 8am – 3pm. Youth will be recruited from Madras, Warm Springs, Prineville, Sisters, and Redmond, with our main campus located between Sisters and Redmond. Public transportation is available to the Cloverdale location. 
  • YouthBuild has an alternating schedule; students are in the classroom - working on GED/high school completion, leadership skills, and vocational training.  In the construction field youth will be building, repairing, renovating homes, and learning apprenticeship skills.  In the field of Child and Youth Development, they will be working in childcare facilities – assisting teachers and learning positive development skills and practices. 
  • All youth will work towards earning service hours towards an AmeriCorps Education Award/Scholarship for college or vocational school.
  • Youth earn a small stipend during the program for work in the classroom and on the construction/childcare site. This stipend increases with positive work ethic, attendance, and clean drug tests.
Announce two tracks Youthbuild

Our application process for YouthBuild has a few important steps. First, apply online. All potential applicants need to attend a scheduled information session. Applicants whose applications are selected will then be scheduled for an interview. Once selected from the interview process, the potential applicant will be asked to attend a 2 week “working interview” called Mental Toughness

Age Location Program Length Compensation
16-24 Sisters - supports students from Redmond, Madras, Warm Springs & Prineville 12 months core program then 9-12 months of follow-up Starting at $340/pay period
When Next Recruiting Scholarship Opportunities Education
Year Round Apply now! Applications due October 12th $1,718.25 AmeriCorps Education Award Diploma, Credit Recovery, GED, College Prep
Sound like the right opportunity for you?

Please note: when you complete your application, you will be redirected to a login page. This means your application has been received; you do NOT need to log in.

  • Applications Due By October 12th, 2022
  • Upcoming YouthBuild Pre-enrollment Information Sessions:
    • Tuesday September 13th, 2022
    • Thursday September  29th, 2022
    • Thursday October 6th, 2022
    • Tuesday October 11th, 2022​​​​​​​
  • Mental Toughness Begins Oct. 17th, 2022

Each Info Session is from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at our YouthBuild office, located at 68797 George Cyrus Rd, Sisters, OR 97759.

All interested applicants MUST attend one Pre-Enrollment Session. 

*Virtual pre-enrollment sessions available by appointment – call 541-526-1380.
*Sessions can be held at HOCYB partner sites upon request – call 541-526-1380.

Heart of Oregon Corps is an equal opportunity employer; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Heart of Oregon Corps is prohibited from discriminating on the grounds of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and against any beneficiary of programs on the basis of the beneficiary’s citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States. YouthBuild is partially funded (60%) by a $1.5M grant awarded under the Youthbuild Grant Initiative, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration. High Desert Conservation Corps and YouthBuild are supported by AmeriCorp's funding.