About YouthBuild Mentoring

About Us

The YouthBuild USA National Mentoring Alliance (NMA) is developing and implementing high-quality youth mentoring at YouthBuild programs around the country.Originally founded in 2009 with funds from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the NMA includes 58 local YouthBuild programs and is in the process of expanding mentoring opportunities across the broad spectrum of YouthBuild programs in the United States and abroad.

Our Mentoring Model

Our mentoring relationships enhance the outcomes of YouthBuild students—building on the personal growth and success they find in YouthBuild and helping them transition into the next phase of their life. YouthBuild mentoring can help boost academic achievement, assist with career exploration, enhance leadership development, and strengthen connections between YouthBuild students and their own families and communities. Our mentors stick with their students after YouthBuild to ensure that each young person has caring support as he or she moves forward in life.

Learn more about the story of YouthBuild's approach to mentoring and find out more about its impact on students and volunteers.

Find Us in Your Community!

We have YouthBuild sites all over the country. Click the map below to find a detailed listing of our sites near you. We hope you can get involved and help support our students!

Map of mentoring sites
Find a location near you!

About YouthBuild USA

YouthBuild USA was started informally in 1988 and incorporated in 1990 to guide the process of replicating and scaling up the YouthBuild program with quality in the United States after the program had succeeded in five neighborhoods in New York City. There are now 273 YouthBuild programs in 46 states, Washington, DC, and the Virgin Islands. 110,000 YouthBuild students have built 21,000 units of affordable, increasingly green, housing since 1994. Learn more on the YouthBuild USA website.