DECATUR, GA – November, 2021 – DeKalb County Juvenile Court (DCJC) is proud to
announce the launch of the second cycle of the Youth Creating Change (YCC) YouthBuild program
funded by the U.S. Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration. This cycle will be
known as YouthBuild II.

YCC YouthBuild is a grant funded, alternative education program for individuals between the ages of
16 and 24 that provides access to secondary and post-secondary education, skills training,
certifications, and high-demand job placement.

DeKalb County’s YouthBuild II program has partnered with Construction Education Foundation of
Georgia (CEFGA), Goodwill of North Georgia (GNG), American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
(AHLEI) and Life Solutions for Health to provide industry- recognized credentialing opportunities
in construction, welding, healthcare, hospitality, supply chain logistics and environmental

YouthBuild II has expanded its reach throughout the DeKalb community to include residents in
Clarkston – 30021; Scottdale – 30079; Decatur – 30030, 30032, 30034, 30035; Stone Mountain –
30083, 30084, 30088; Lithonia – 30038, 30058; Atlanta – 30316, 30317.

Youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
Unemployed; Out-of-School; Parent; Migrant; Exiting Foster Care; Incarcerated Parents; Low- Income;
Documented Disability; and Previous/Current Involvement with the Justice System.

To begin the application process visit:

For more information, contact Travis Williams, DCJC Program Administrator, at (404) 294-2951 or

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