The DOL YouthBuild Program Manuals provide guidance and best practices for running a successful YouthBuild Program. These manuals comprise all of the necessary components in the YouthBuild Model.


Counseling and Case Management at a YouthBuild Program

This handbook provides help planning and implementing the counseling and case management components of a YouthBuild program. It includes in-depth information on issues such as substance abuse, sexual harassment, and violence or negative behavior.

Construction Training at a YouthBuild Program
Construction Training is designed to help people run effective YouthBuild programs in their communities by offering practical advice on ways to plan, organize, and implement the construction component of a YouthBuild program.

Education at a YouthBuild Program

The Education at a YouthBuild Program Manual is designed to help programs develop and implement a comprehensive education component. It provides guidance to program directors, school administrators, education coordinators, and teachers.

DOL YouthBuild Program Manual
The DOL YouthBuild Program Manual offers advice on how to plan, organize, and implement all of the components of an effective YouthBuild program.

Leadership Development at a YouthBuild Program
Leadership Development at a YouthBuild Program offers advice on how to plan, organize, and implement the leadership development component of a YouthBuild program.

Partnering with Employers

This manual will help your program develop connections to local employers, making it more likely for their graduates to be hired and for the employers to provide valuable input to program staff on the specific knowledge, skills and aptitudes young people need in order to be successful in their initial placements.

Pathways to Long Term Success
This manual will help your program develop a comprehensive plan for the post-program success of your students. It provides ready-to-use tools and resources so you can provide effective career development for your young people.