Building Community, Building Lives
At Portland YouthBuilders we place a high value on leadership and service to others. Our goal is to help students develop a service ethic that will last a lifetime. PYB students learn to become leaders by:
- Providing hundreds of hours of volunteer service to their local community
- Stepping up to help others on the jobsite and in the classroom
- Gaining experience in persuasive public speaking
- Speaking out about issues affecting low-income youth
Through a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, PYB students can become AmeriCorps members and earn an education award to pay for college in return for service to the community.