I met some students who were planning to go right to the workforce upon graduation, using the job training skills they learned while at Isles. I also met a student who is waiting to hear back from colleges he applied to. These are students who are serious about their educations. I learned that there are 7 YouthBuild programs statewide, and had the chance to meet representatives from most of the YouthBuild sites during a round table discussion. It was amazing to hear about how well the various programs have done and the amount of applications they receive every year.
For more information on the YouthBuild program in Trenton, visit the Isles website at: http://isles.org/main/ and for information on YouthBuild at a national level, please visit: http://www.youthbuild.org/site/c.htIRI3PIKoG/b.1223921/k.BD3C/Home.htm