Join YouthBuild

Ready for a second chance? Build your future today!

GCDC is accepting applications for our Yazoo County YouthBuild program. The program provides a meaningful “second chance” for area youth to earn their GED and gain valuable vocational skills and job-readiness training to increase their employability upon graduation.

Sponsored by GCDC since 2019, YCYB has serviced nearly 25 at-risk youth ages 16-24. Learn more below, and please help spread the word!

Become a Mentor

If you love working with youth and believe in addressing the core issues facing low-income communities, such as housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development, join the Yazoo County YouthBuild (YCYB) team as a Mentor and help us prepare Yazoo County youth for success.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to mentor, you MUST:

  • Be at least 25 years old;
  • Pass a drug screening and background check;
  • Serve as a role model and assist students to achieve their goals;
  • Complete Mentor Training.

How to Apply

Applications are available at Yazoo County YouthBuild Program Headquarters at 941 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, MS.

To learn more: Please contact the Yazoo County YouthBuild Program Director at 662-746-5650 Ext. 19 or send us a message.