December 2019 KCUC Meeting

Lynn Rippy of YouthBuild Louisville will present “YouthBuild Louisville Initiatives”, an overview of the various programs undertaken by the local YouthBuild to educate and train young unemployed adults.


Location:  Crowne Plaza - Coronet B Room
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

7:15 AM - Sign in and networking
8:00 AM - Breakfast
8:30 AM - KCUC organizational items, followed by Guest Speaker
9:30 AM - Adjourn


Reservations For This Meeting

Please make a reservation by clicking here to complete the reservation form if planning to attend this event.

We request reservations be made no later than Monday December 16, 2019 to ensure an accurate count for breakfast.


About Our Guest Speaker

Lynn Rippy has been the President/CEO of YouthBuild Louisville for the past 18 years.

YouthBuild  is a non-profit organization which provides education, counseling and job skills to unemployed young adults (between ages 18 and 24), generally high school dropouts. There are 273 YouthBuild programs in the United States, with a total capacity of about 10,000 students yearly, and there are similar programs underway in over 15 countries.

The YouthBuild program has five components: construction, education, counseling, leadership, and graduate opportunity. Students spend every other week on a job site, learning a trade. This gives the students marketable job skills. The alternate weeks are spent on education in the YouthBuild classroom, with the goal of attaining a GED or completing their high school diploma. Many YouthBuild students come directly from the streets or from difficult life situations, so counseling is available to help them deal with anger management, family responsibilities, and other adjustment/life direction issues.


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