20 Jun '14, 9pm

"It is time to unleash the power of every communities’ most untapped resource—its youth."

"It is time to unleash the power of every communities’ most untapped resource—its youth."

With roughly 38 million U.S. households eligible for weatherization, 19 million abandoned properties, rising energy costs and environmental impacts that disproportionately threaten poor communities, it is time to unleash the power of every communities’ most untapped resource—its youth. There are about 3.5 million 16- to 24-year olds living in poverty that are neither in school nor employed. Let’s work together to train and employ them to breathe life back into their communities through green building and weatherization, while recapturing their own education and career prospects. YouthBuild is an organization that is doing just this. The non-profit provides education, counseling and job skills to unemployed young American adults, and YouthBuild stands in solidarity with USGBC, upholding the core value to ensure healthy, safe and efficient buildings for all. In 264 YouthBuil...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/partnering-advance-youth-le...

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