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Portland YouthBuilders

Mission

To support young people who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and their community. We serve low-income high school dropouts ages 17 to 24 who are looking for a second chance in life.

Bottom Line for Portland

Every year, Portland YouthBuilders helps 200 youth with education, vocational training, leadership development and long-term support. On average, 85 percent of PYB students finish school and are placed in college, an apprenticeship or work. In 2017, students gave 17,164 hours back to their community while learning the importance of service.

“At meetings, the staff always ask, ’How are you? Is this school really working for you? What can we do to help?’ and I love that. PYB holds us accountable, but they also hold themselves accountable to their students.”

—Jonathan, PYB student