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


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Participant Support & Resources

YouthBuild Austin provides customized support services, including: counseling, basic needs assistance, graduate support, college readiness, and a re-entry track for young people exiting the criminal justice system.

A YouthBuild Austin participant receiving case management services.

Counseling & Case Management

At YouthBuild, we understand that having a strong support network is critical to academic success. That is why we match each student with their own case manager to provide complete wrap-around support services.

Case managers work with students to break down barriers to success, including child care, transportation, substance abuse, homelessness, and other issues. They also work with participants to build interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills, leading group discussions that help students overcome challenges.


Basic Needs Assistance

To support participants’ focus on their education and job training, YouthBuild Austin provides basic needs assistance, such as food and bus passes.

Participants can review inquiries about other types of assistance with their case manager.

YouthBuild Austin participants receiving free lunch.
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New Start Initiative

New Start is a unique re-entry path that focuses on enabling court-involved youth to access the tools they need to succeed through restorative justice practices and trauma-informed communication techniques.

For more information, contact
[email protected]


Child Care Assistance

Through our partnerships with Child Inc. and United Way, participants who live in Travis County can receive on-site child care at the Early Childhood Development Center. All participants with children have the opportunity to join the parent support group and attend parent field trips.

To learn more, contact
College & Career Team
[email protected]

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YouthBuild Austin graduates in cap and gown at their graduation ceremony.

Alumni Resources

As participants successfully complete the program, they will have access to a variety of resources as they advance in their careers, go to college, and build assets. Graduates become part of the YouthBuild family, a strong network of alumni and leadership opportunities.

YouthBuild Austin: We provide alumni with assistance in connecting to employment, internships, apprenticeships and college. Contact our College & Career Team to learn more.
[email protected]

YouthBuild USA: YouthBuild is a national organization with alumni resources, such as financial assistance for further education, career & professional development, and economic hardship. Go to their website to find all of their resources available.


Call or text (512)578-8265
[email protected]