The three Linn County commissioners , John Lindsey, William Tucker and Board Chairman, Roger Nyquist welcomed the 9 students and 3 teachers from the Community Services Consortium’s Lebanon program. Students in YouthBuild learn construction and job skills while they work on completing their education. YouthBuild gives dropouts the opportunity to get a GED or High School diploma. YouthBuild students contribute 450 hours to their community during the nine-month program.
• Built two homes, one in Lebanon and one in Albany
• Finished a sock drive project for the homeless and collected 238 pairs of socks
• Learned job skills through building homes for low income families
• Completed a week -long boot camp in electrical skills, learning to draw circuits and how to wire a complete house.