Cornerstones Of Care Build Trybe for Youth Employment

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Cornerstones Of Care

Program Summary:

The purpose of Cornerstones of Care’s Build Trybe program is to build a bridge to successful employment in skilled trades for youth aging out of foster care, foster youth with mental health disorders, homeless youth and students with behavioral challenges.

Build Trybe provides experiential learning opportunities in horticulture, culinary, construction, landscaping, metalworking and woodworking trades. Build Trybe trains youth aged 13 and over in advanced trades programming, utilizing learning centers and community partners to create real-world experiential classes.  

Apprentices in the Build Trybe program are paid and engaged in financial literacy and budgeting classes to save for first cars, first apartments and trade tools.

As the youth show aptitude and job readiness, Build Trybe then partners these young adults with skilled trades people, advanced training programs, and employers in the community.   

Build Trybe programming moves youth through three stages of development: 1) Introduction to skilled trades and the workplace; 2) Training in skilled trades; and 3) Employment. Progress is not linear. Youth enter the program at any point in these stages as determined by their abilities. They may move back and forth between stages depending on their treatment plan and upon their interests. In total, the program serves up to 300 youth a year, ages 6-21, with the majority (63%) being 13-17.

Program Addresses: 

Cornerstones of Care - Ozanam Campus
421 E 137th St. ● Kansas City, MO 64137

Cornerstones of Care - Gillis Campus
8150 Wornall Road ● Kansas City, MO

Maker Village
606 E. 31st St. ● Kansas City, MO 64109

11 E. 40th St. ● Kansas City, MO 64111

Heartland Conservation Alliance
6812 Holmes Road ● Kansas City, MO 64131

TrueNorth Outdoor
2405 Merriam Lane ● Kansas City, KS 66106 (individual customer sites)

KCI Workforce Training
533 Mexico City Avenue ● Kansas City, MO 64153

816-508-3600 ●


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    Sisters In Christ
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    Transition Zone, Inc.
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