Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on July 29, 2013 @ 6:23PM
Created on July 29, 2013 @ 6:09PM
Mon YouthBuild is a unique program that allows you to have a second chance to change not only your life, but your future.
It's not just about the book work here. The core of this program is built around giving people who dropped out of high school the opportunity to not just earn their GED. It also trains its students in trades such as all aspects of home construction, which provides a direct path toward job certification and job placement.
According to the programs coordinator, the overall goal of this program is to get young people to take a hold of your future, and improve the community.
They now are looking for applicants ages 17-24 who are interested in getting their GED, and meet certain income requirements. The program doesn't charge it's students who choose to to attend. In fact, students get paid for they work they do.
"It really benefits young people that might need a little direction in their lives, and also give back to the community at the same time. So they can leave the program with some skills, so they can jump right into the work force. A lot of our students go straight from completion of the program, into the construction trade." said program coordinator Taylor Runner
5 News also spoke with a current student who believes that if you have the second chance to change your life, you shouldn't hesitate to take the first step.
"It will change your life, it changed mine, and I never thought it would change. They gave me a lot more goals I know I can make, and I can now succeed in life more. You're working with a bunch of caring people who actually want you to try and see you succeed." said John Goodrich, a student at Mon YouthBuild
If you would like more information on the Mon YouthBuild GED program you can give them a call at (304) 366-1119, or by logging onto their website monyouthbuild.org
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