A-DA's mission is "to provide vocational skills training and educational advancement for youth, military veterans, and adults with disabilities and to assist them in finding employment and overcoming barriers to personal and financial self-sufficiency." - Since 1975
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Able-Disabled Advocacy believes that everyone deserves a second chance at achieving personal and career success.  This is why YouthBuild provides a comprehensive program designed to help young adults, ages 17 to 24, make long-term positive changes.  Our program offers youth, who have previously quit school, the opportunity to complete their education by earning a high school diploma or GED.  Students enrolled in our YouthBuild program also receive workforce training and professional certifications in either construction or computer technology. When not engaged in academic classes, our students work on projects that help them acquire valuable work skills that lead to future employment, while simultaneously benefiting their community.  Some students learn how to repair or renovate houses for low-income families, while other students choose to learn technology skills including how to refurbish computers for economically disadvantaged families. Today, our YouthBuild graduates are employed in various jobs throughout San Diego County and are happily earning paychecks to support themselves and their families. For more information about YouthBuild contact:
Denise Yoggerst
3275 Market Street
San Diego, CA  92102
(619) 928-4532

YouthBuild Application

For YouthBuild Construction and Technology Flyer, please click this link

  Funding Source: Funded in full by the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $1,100,000 over a 3-year period

Able-Disabled Advocacy wishes to announce the generous donation of equipment from CECO for our 2017 YouthBuild Program. Thank you for assisting our youth.