Employ our Youth

Double youth employment from 5,000 to 10,000 jobs so youth don’t have to turn to the streets for opportunities. Teach them the discipline and value of work now so they are prepared for the future, and let them help provide for their families.

After the killing of a 12-year-old, a teenager was asked, “What would it take to prevent the violence?” He responded, “Money. When children in our neighborhood get hungry, they turn to the dealers and do what they have to do. We need jobs.”

“What I want out of life is a good education and a great job and a family that I can love. I want people to stop fighting and killing each other and just get along.”

We Need Action, Now

BUILD calls on candidates running for elected office and corporate, foundation, and religious leaders to lead, and to join us in our Raise Our Youth/Raise Our City campaign.