Project Y.E.S. YouthBuild

We serve Youth in need of guidance, mentoring, education, and access to resources to help prepare for adult life.

Launched in 2009, CTS Project YES (Youth Empowered for Success) YouthBuild Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Its mission is to equip, empower, and educate low-income young adults, ages 16 to 24, for a life beyond their current economic and social surroundings. It does this by providing a safe, secure, and supportive environment while promoting community involvement, leadership training, personal and professional development.



CTS Project YES is a full-time program that helps students earn their GED and provides hands-on training in the construction trades and other career fields. The students participate in rigorous employment training, leadership development, financial education and post-secondary education planning.

Through CTS Project YES, students learn green building techniques while constructing low income housing to serve their community. Students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, build lasting friendships, access career counseling and job or apprenticeship placement, and earn a certificate that will make them highly employable. They also receive 12 months of follow-up services as they transition into the next phases of their life. Program components include:

Automobile Technician

Construction Training

Culinary Arts

Data Communications Installation

Fiber Optic Installation

Field Trips

Financial Education

Forklift Operations and Warehouse Tech

GED Preparation and Testing

Job Readiness Training

Leadership Development

Life Skills Training

MicroSoft Office Specialist

Post Secondary Education Planning

Substance Abuse Prevention Classes

Violence Prevention Initiative

For more information please call the CTS YB staff at 215-430-0381 ext. 5557