Are you ready to change your life?

Struggling to find a job with no diploma and no training? Tampa Bay YouthBuild is here to help!

Next Orientation: February 12th, 2020 9:30-11:30 am @ Clearview Adult Education Center.Contact Us! Text or call: 727-366-1314

 What Can Tampa Bay YouthBuild do for YOU?

  • Need money? You will GET PAID to earn your GED or diploma!
  • Get bored sitting in a classroom? You will do HANDS-ON construction at a Habitat for Humanity work-site building houses for those in need.
  • Want a career path that has tons of opportunity and pays well? You will be certified in construction by the end of the program!
  • Worried about actually finding a job? You will work with a job developer to help with job searching, resumes, applications ad interviews so you are prepared to go from YouthBuild into a career you love!
  • Need some extra support? You will have a case manager who helps make the program work best for YOU, provides extra resources and services you need, and supports you every step of the way!
  • Anything else? YES! You will have opportunities to better the world around you, become leaders, develop life skills and be part of a community.

Program Details

Are there Eligibility Requirements?

Yes, there are a few eligibility requirements for the Tampa Bay YouthBuild Program.

  1. You’re between the ages of 17 to 24 years old.
  2. You’re a Pinellas County resident.
  3. You’re not currently enrolled in high school
  4. You’re willing to commit to a drug free lifestyle.
  5. You meet low-income or other YouthBuild Barrier requirements.
What are YouthBuild Barriers?

YouthBuild Barriers are life events or circumstances that may limit your success in today’s society. These include:

  • Having a documented disability
  • Having a criminal history or working with Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Having a parent who is or has been incarcerated
  • Having a parent who is a Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker
  • Living in a household that receives welfare (TANF), Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI) and/or food assistance benefits (SNAP) now or in the last 6 months
  • Being in foster care aging out of foster care and receiving federal assistance
  • Living in a low-income household (based on family size, as seen in the table below)


Family Size70% LLSIL 2019
Additionals$5,358 per person
**NOTE: Federal guidance indicates that low income is "100% Poverty Level or 70% of the LLSIL", whichever is higher.

If any of these apply to you, you’ll qualify for the program, which is, of course, a judgement-free zone designed to help you put your past behind you and prepare for a successful future.

When do classes start?

Program orientation, also known as Mental Toughness, is scheduled to begin on
Monday, August 5th, 2019.

Where can I find more information about YouthBuild?

Tampa Bay YouthBuild isn’t the only program like this. YouthBuild programs are happening all around the world.

You can learn more about the YouthBuild program and the amazing things they do here.

Plus, read these incredible success stories from people just like you who have been in the program and now are living a life they never thought was possible. Grab some tissues, folks, because some of these stories are tear-jerkers – they’re that powerful.

Who can I contact about learning more about Tampa Bay YouthBuild?

The Tampa Bay YouthBuild team is here to help answer all of your questions.


Text or call: (813) 743-5568

DM us on Facebook: @TBYB2019

DM us on Instagram: @tampabayyouthbuild

How do I apply?

You can apply online by following the steps below, or you can email Ms. Teresa, the Tampa Bay YouthBuild Program Coordinator, for an application.

To begin your online YouthBuild registration, please review the steps below.

Please start by clicking on the ACCOUNT link in the top right-hand corner of your page and choose LOGIN or REGISTER.

For a New CareerSource Pinellas user:

  • If you have never used the CareerSource Pinellas website, then you will first need to create a user account. To do so, complete a simple registration and click save. Please ensure to provide an email address as the website is in interactive.
  • Your user name and password will be provided to you, but for future reference, it will be your last name (UserID) and social security number (password)
  • Once you complete your user account set up, you will be taken to your CareerSource Pinellas dashboard and in the bottom left green box labeled ENROLLMENT, please click the YOUTHBUILD Registration link to get started.
  • Begin now by clicking on the ACCOUNT link in top right corner of your screen.

For a Returning CareerSource Pinellas user:

  • If you are a returning customer and have previously used CareerSource Pinellas services, please click on the ACCOUNT link and choose the LOG IN link in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Remember your log in credentials are your last name (UserID) and social security number (password)
  • Once logged in, you will be taken to your CareerSource dashboard and in the bottom left green box labeled ENROLLMENT, please click the YOUTHBUILD Registration link to get started.
  • Begin now by clicking on the ACCOUNT link in top right corner of your screen.

Tampa Bay YouthBuild is incredibly grateful for all of its amazing partners. These organizations have helped YouthBuild members by providing various resources, such as: donations, sponsorships, supplies, mentorships, educational series and local work-sites.

For more information about how your organization can get involved, please contact the Tampa Bay YouthBuild staff today!