​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.

Building In Youth is a faith-based nonprofit which exists to inspire men and women to invest in the next generation, to build a legacy of vision, hope and purpose. 

We motivate youth to graduate from high school and confidently build career paths with integrity and excellence.  This is accomplished through the collaboration of high schools, churches and other local nonprofit organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill Training Center, Love INC, and AmeriCorps.

  • Skilled mentors building into the lives of youth encourage belief in themselves and their potential to make a difference. 

  • Mentor training provided to adults builds their confidence to share knowledge and experience. 

  • Genuine relationships built between generations promote good work habits, initiative, responsibility and self-confidence.