The Turn to a Positive Mentality

Kayden’s classmates often made fun of his shyness and his father’s departure from the family. While teachers acknowledged the situation, they didn’t take concrete actions to stop the teasing. Kayden soon became unmotivated to go to school and was referred to the YouthBuild program by a case manager a year ago.   In the beginning, Kayden

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Service Projects Lead to Change

Tayte Kuntz dropped out of high school when he was almost 17. Often partying and wandering around town, he didn’t have a clear purpose or understanding of who he was. Then there was a moment where he felt he needed a change.   “YouthBuild technically saved my life,” he says. “When I started, I was

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The Value of Feedback

Tasks such as using a knife, cooking on the stove, or buying groceries are routines we do without thinking. However, for students in our LEAP (Learn, Earn, and Prosper) program, these tasks require courage, practice, and trust. Through the ReSOURCE LEAP program for blind or visually impaired youth, Eric Smith started working in the Overlook

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