Earn your GED or high school diploma, start a career and become empowered by your community.


Become part of the next generation of convervationists through environmental education, preservation and service.

  • Four circles with images showing participants learning career skills around environmental conservation, information technology, and construction, as well as, participants graduating.

    empowering young people to
  • Strengthen Communities
  • Build Careers
  • Improve the Environment

The mission of American YouthWorks is to provide young people with opportunities to build careers, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through education, on-the-job training, and service to others.



A YouthBuild Austin participant smiling and looking into the camera.

American YouthWorks’ YouthBuild connects youth ages 16-24 with education and career pathways in the growing industries of IT, Healthcare, Green Construction, and Manufacturing. The research-based programming engages youth by combining academics, vocational training, support services and guidance to employment and post-secondary education.




TXCC, LaCC and ARCC empower young adults through conservation, education, service and jobs training, engaging in skill-based projects on public lands, coastal regions, and disaster areas. Crew members are also trained in Disaster Response and are deployed by FEMA to rebuild communities impacted by natural disasters.


Tires, mattresses and trash under a bridge in Houston, Texas

Clean & Green Testimonials I

The Clean & Green program’s commitment is to foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among all participants while servicing the larger community. The following comments are samples of participants voluntary feedback shared with staff on what the Clean

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