Friday, June 25, 2010

Info sessions set for YouthBuild

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (ASCA) is accepting applications for the next YouthBuild class beginning Sept. 27.

Attendance at an information session in July or August is required.

YouthBuild focuses on construction training, education, support services and job skills to disadvantaged low-income adults ages 18 through 24. Thirty people will be accepted in the free program. Eligible participants are those who are at or below 125 percent of the poverty level.

Participants learn job skills by building or rehabilitating affordable housing. During a nine- to 12-month period, students work toward their GED or high school diploma. Vocational and life-skills training, such as leadership and decision making, are also part of the curriculum and counseling and supportive services are offered.

Information sessions are:

July 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the North Hill Branch Library, 183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron.

July 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Wooster Branch Library, 600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron.

July 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Firestone Park Library, 1486 Aster Ave., Akron.

July 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the YouthBuild Office, 230 W. Center St., Akron.

Aug. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the ASCA Five Points II, 670 W. Exchange St., Akron.

In Barberton, an information session is Aug. 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Barberton Public Library, 602 W. Park Ave.

For details call 330-761-0562.

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