YouthBuild brings alternative education opportunities for adolescents

YouthBuild of McLean County offers at-risk youth an alternative option to get the education they need, serving over 2,000 at-risk youth since its inception in 1994.

“YouthBuild is basically an alternative school for at-risk youth,” public awareness intern Mitch Combs said. “Kids come to us who haven’t had opportunities to go to school in a conventional area or they are not able to adapt to a traditional school.”

YouthBuild is a nonprofit youth development organization that is the umbrella for YouthBuild McLean County Charter School, which partners with the Unit 5 School District, and there is also a private school, YouthBuild Academy, that provides education for youths outside of the Unit 5 district.. Continue Reading