Building Community, Building Lives

How to become a student

Start by answering yes to the following questions

Are you a 17-24 year old who wants to get paid to finish high school and start a career?

Are you ready for a program that can prepare you for a great job in as little as six months?

Are you committed to making positive changes in your life with long term support in reaching your goals?


At PYB, young people ages 17-24 can finish high school, learn a trade, and plan for the future. All students receive long-term support with issues such as finding a job, enrolling in college or apprenticeships, or reaching personal goals.

Questions? Contact the Admissions Department at 503-286-9350, ext. 254 or

We look forward to hearing from you!


Apply now to start in October 2019!

Interested? Attend an information session to learn more about PYB, take a tour, and find out how to apply.

Info Sessions are held regularly at our main site.

Or call us and schedule by appointment! 

Upcoming YouthBuild Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, September 26th at 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 3rd at 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 10th at 3:30pm

Fall Cohort begins October 22, 2019!

Upcoming Construction Bridge Info Sessions:

  • Friday, September 6th at 2:00PM
  • Friday, September 20th at 2:00PM
  • Friday, September 27th at 2:00PM

Fall Bridge Cohort begins October 8th, 2019!

Submit our short interest form and our admissions team will contact you soon.


Portland YouthBuilders
4816 SE 92nd Ave
Portland, OR 97266
Maps & Directions

We are located two blocks south of Holgate Blvd, close to the Holgate Blvd MAX Station (MAX Green Line) and the #17-Holgate Bus Line.

PYB’s Construction Bridge Program

If you are interested in a career in construction, between the ages of 18 and 26, and already have your High School Diploma or GED, you may be eligible for our Construction Bridge Program.  This is an 11-week pre-apprenticeship program with on-site experience that gives you preferred entry into apprenticeships AND pays you a stipend.  
For more information, attend one of PYB’s info sessions,
or contact our Construction Trainer, Sean Parks, at (503) 286-9350 ext.235

PYB is an equal opportunity organization and program and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, political affiliation,disability, veteran status, or any other classifications applicable by law. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This project was funded (in part, 75%) by a grant awarded under the YouthBuild Initiative in the amount of $1,100,000. as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

PYB Main Campus

4816 SE 92nd Ave

Portland, OR 97266

Map & Directions

Phone: 503-286-9350

TTY/TDD: 1-800-735-2900

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