YouthBuild Rockford provides academic education that leads to a high school diploma, vocational skills training that leads to an industry recognized credential, personal case management and trauma informed care that leads to a personal development plan, positive peer support, leadership development, job placement and follow up support.
RockForWork Program is a multi-faceted approach to youth employment that invests in the future of Illinois’ at-risk transition-age youth (16-24). The RockForWork Program takes into account possible employment barriers such as physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs while helping you to secure and sustain long-term employment ensuring a greater likelihood of success and self-sufficiency.
The Advanced Learning Program for Higher Achievements, ALPHA, is a development/violence prevention after school program with the goal of increasing the school districts graduation rate and freshman on-track rate to 75% by 2024. ALPHA provides help with fitness and nutrition, mentorship, tutoring, life skills, and community engagement.
What Our Youth Say
My favorite part about the RockForWork program is that I am connected to a lot of resources. They teach me hands-on and I feel like it prepares me for the “real world.”― Jalen, RockForWork ’21
My favorite part about YouthBuild is that they helped me get my High School Diploma and help me enroll into college. I am thankful for the staff and my family for being there for me.― Maria, YouthBuild ’21
917 South Main St.
Rockford, IL 61101
8:30AM – 4:30 AM
Saturday – Sunday:
Building Human Capital, Communities & Affordable Housing