WHO WE SERVE

Young people who:

 did not complete high school

 are between the ages of 17 and 24

 live in Metro North Boston communities, with an emphasis on Chelsea and Cambridge

 are eligible to work in the U.S.

 are ready to make a change in their life!

More information on how to apply can be found here.



WHAT WE DO

YouthBuild Just-A-Start (YBJAS) is an alternative education, training, and service program. Students spend about half their time in education, working toward their GED or high school diploma, and half their time doing community service while in construction training, renovating affordable housing in the community. YBJAS prepares and supports students in their transition to college and a long-term career. The program is full time: Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 3:30. It is approximately 1 year for students pursuing their GED, and 2 years for students pursuing their high school diploma.

HOW TO FIND US 

1175 Cambridge St.

Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: (617) 492-1460

Fax: (617) 876-5649

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YBJAS is a program of Just-A-Start Corporation, a nonprofit community development corporation that helps others to help themselves. YBJAS is also an AmeriCorps Program, an Accredited Affiliate of YouthBuild U.S.A., and a founding member of the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition.