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Partnering with YouthBuild
by Robert Fortunato on March 14th, 2011 3 Comments

YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transform their own lives and roles in society.

The GIH is proud to have a couple of recent graduates of the program, Marcus and Malakai, working with us and learning green building technologies.

In this video segment Malakai explains how to use a de-nailer, a powerful tool in saving lumber for reuse:

Before Youthbuild

After YouthBuild

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3 Responses to “Partnering with YouthBuild”

  1. […] yuk) project! To learn more about our participating in the development of the Green Idea House, see Below is an informational video presented by Malachi, a 2010 YouthBuild graduate, at the Green […]

  2. Hale says:

    The video with Malakai is great – seems like it could easily become part of an instructional series. Nice post Robert!

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