ReSOURCE YouthBuild

Are You Ready to Make a Change?

YouthBuild is a national program for 16-24 year old youth, providing an opportunity to earn trade certifications and an AmeriCorps Education Award, while learning construction skills.


High School Diplomas Earned


Affordable Housing Units Weatherized


Construction Certifications Earned

ReSOURCE YouthBuild
Untapped Potential Unleashed

ReSOURCE YouthBuild presents a transformative journey for young adults, blending academic achievement and trade skill development with community service, to foster a new generation of skilled, community-oriented individuals

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Learn about YouthBuild!

ReSOURCE YouthBuild is a comprehensive 12-month training program for youth seeking alternative pathways to education and employment.

The program caters to young adults in Chittenden County and Central Vermont, offering them a chance to earn their high school diploma and trade certifications in construction and weatherization. As part of their experience, participants also engage in community service, contributing to local projects and initiatives.

Young women and men ages 16-24 living in Chittenden County and Central Vermont.

Participants in the YouthBuild program receive comprehensive training in various areas, including construction skills, OSHA10, NCCER, First Aid, and CPR Training. As part-time AmeriCorps members, they also have the opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award, further enhancing their educational and career prospects.

ReSOURCE YouthBuild not only transforms the lives of its participants but also makes a significant impact on the community. Students complete service hours through affordable housing construction, weatherization, and direct service projects, leaving a lasting positive mark on the community spaces and organizations they work with.

YouthBuild Serving Vermont

Across the nation, young people are transforming their lives and rebuilding their communities. They are graduating from school, supporting their families, and restoring their neighborhoods.

ReSOURCE offers the only two YouthBuild programs in the state of Vermont. In addition to construction trade job skills, our focus on energy efficiency, including weatherization training, fully integrates the work of relieving poverty and protecting the environment with job skills training.

The ReSOURCE YouthBuild program will make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of our youth. Through our program design, we empower youth to serve as active members of their community, helping those most in need while they pursue their futures.

Working with the Community

ReSOURCE hosts the only YouthBuild programs in Vermont, but a nationwide network is linked together and supported by YouthBuild USA, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1990.

ReSOURCE YouthBuild is recognized as an AmeriCorps National Service Site. All students are co-enrolled as AmeriCorps members and are required to complete 675 hours of direct community service during their enrollment. In return, students receive a bi-weekly financial stipend, along with a $2,200 Segal Education Award upon completion.

Students complete their service hours through affordable housing construction, weatherization, and disaster response services, and through the weekly, student-led, direct service projects for community organizations and individuals in need.

The impact that our ReSOURCE YouthBuild students make on the community through these service projects hold tremendous weight for the program. In a given year, each YouthBuild crew will complete 20 community service projects working with different organizations and community spaces; such as Vermont Food Bank, Respite House, Shelburne Museum, Burlington and Barre Gardens, and Burlington Parks and Rec.

Graduate Testimonials

Find out what our graduates have said about their time at YouthBuild!

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Contact Us

We’re here to help! Whether you have questions, need more information, or want to share your feedback, please feel free to reach out to us.

YouthBuild USA




AmeriCorps Stacked Logo

YouthBuild Burlington

Noah Kass

YouthBuild Program Manager
[email protected]

YouthBuild Barre

Jesse Greig

YouthBuild Program Manager
[email protected]

Where Learning Meets Doing

ReSOURCE YouthBuild is more than an education and job training program—it’s a launchpad for lifelong learning and leadership.

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What is Career Start?

Career Start is a program designed for high school students to gain hands-on experience and technical skills in various departments at ReSOURCE’s Burlington or Barre locations.

High school students enrolled in school are eligible to participate in the Career Start program.

The program provides hands-on experience in ReSOURCE departments, technical skills training, and monthly personal and professional development classes.

There is a fee of $1500, but tuition is waived for qualifying Vermonters.

Departments include Customer Service & Retail, Office Administration, Computers and Electronics, Overlook Cafe, and Large Appliances, among others.

Yes, students earn a monthly stipend

Training covers Health and Wellness, Goal Setting and Achievement, Leadership Development, Career Planning, and Financial Literacy.

Interested individuals should contact ReSOURCE’s Training and Development Manager, Susan Uthmann, for enrollment details.


Please contact:

Susan Uthmann
Training and Development Manager
[email protected]

Partner Agency List

Our partners help us to provide $125,000 worth of goods to over 2,000 individuals/families in Chittenden, Lamoille, and Washington Counties, and the greater Vermont area.

  • Addison Community Action/CVOEO
  • Age Well
  • Agency of Human Services- Field Services Burlington District
  • Burlington Community Justice Center
  • Burlington Housing Authority
  • Chittendent Community Action/CVOEO
  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center
  • Committee On Temporary Shelter
  • Essex Community Justice Center
  • Howard Center Community Support Program
  • Howard Center Developmental Services
  • Howard Center School Service Program
  • Lamoille Family Center
  • Milton Family Community Center
  • Pathways Vermont- Housing First Program
  • Pathways Vermont -services for veterans and families rapid rehousing program
  • Safe Harbor Clinic
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence
  • The Janet S. Munt Family Room
  • U.S. Committee for refugees and Immigrants
  • U.S. Committee for refugees and Immigrants
  • Vermont Cares
  • Vermont Catholic Charities
  • Vermont Foundation of Recovery


Become a Partner Agency

For interest in joining our program please email [email protected] to learn more about the next application cycle or any availability in become a new partner agency.

We make award decisions each December for the next calendar year and notify partners so our clients can request vouchers.

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