Today’s youth live pressure-cooker lives. Continued stress from demanding social expectations, trouble at home, technology overload, academics and sports pressures further compound into damaging behaviors to “escape” or just try to cope. Youth are not equipped to deal with this turmoil and are in desperate need of help.
Building In Youth was started by Phil and Lucy Hayes to reach out to these kids. With backgrounds in the construction industry, they saw a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the community. Working with the public high schools, BiY provides workshops to teach students basic construction skills and safety training in preparation for minor construction projects.
The program is designed to provide a source of confidence, hope and real life skills for youth preparing to enter the workforce.