Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

SIT Conference 2018

Students Involved with Technology Conference

The Students Involved with Technology Conference is an annual conference for 3rd through 12th grade students, being hosted at Heartland Community College. So what makes the SIT Conference stand out? It is also completely presented by 3rd-12th grade students. While adult volunteers from local schools and the community help the day run smoothly, all presentations are prepared and presented by the students!  
  

This year, YBMC sent six student attendees and two staff volunteers to assist with SIT.  While there, students attended seminars on a wide range of subjects, including drones, 3D printing, rockets, green screen tech, animation, virtual reality, and more.

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Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

The Next Step: Inspiration Fair

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On Friday, February 9, community colleges, military personnel, local unions, and various McLean County businesses will assemble at YouthBuild McLean County for its second annual college & career fair. 
  
“The Next Step: Inspiration Fair” offers students an opportunity to learn more about career and higher education opportunities they may be interested in, while providing a wide assortment of path options.  Professionals can directly respond to student questions regarding the joys and challenges of their career choices, and provide advice on required training and networking for their industry.

This free event is open to the general public, and any business interested in participating is encouraged to contact YBMC by 2/2/18.

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Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

MLK Day of Service

This Monday, January 15, 2018 YouthBuild McLean County students and staff will spend the day completing service projects within the community to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Collectively, 150 hours will be spent on activities such as painting a mural, creating inspirational cards, reading Martin Luther King Jr’s story to children, making MLK-themed art, and various construction and beautification projects whose beneficiaries include Pet Central Helps, YWCA, Salvation Army, and Bromenn Hospice.  “Instead of taking a day off for the holiday, our students and staff take the day on to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy”, said Tracey Polson, Executive Director.  “Service is a great way for our students to give back to the community and make a positive impact.  This is one of our favorite days of the year because we can see the big impact of helping our neighbors when we all come together.”

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Oct
14
8:00 AM08:00

Second Annual Bed Blitz

The Second Annual Bed Blitz is a community driven project sponsored by The Tool Library, Youth Build McLean County and West Bloomington Revitalization Project, where we will be building beds for 80 children in the McLean County area. To make this event a success, we need the help of individuals and groups around the community to attend our Bed Blitz event on Saturday October 14th. There will be four shifts throughout the day and you can sign up to help build a bed (no construction experience required!) as an individual or sign up as a group!

DATE: 10/14/2016 (SAT.)

LOCATION: YOUTHBUILD - 360 WYLIE DRIVE NORMAL, IL

Source:: http://www.thetoollib.com/Projects.html

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Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

YouthBuild Eco Extravaganza!

The students of YouthBuild McLean County would like to cordially invite you to their first annual .YouthBuild Eco Extravaganza. On Friday April 21st at 6:30 pm YouthBuild McLean County will be hosting the Eco Extravaganza in celebration of Earth Day. There will be a fashion show as the main event, as well as a number of different eco friendly works created by the YouthBuild students. Everything in the show was created using upcycled, recrafted, and recycled items to promote sustainability and eco- awareness at YouthBuild and within the community. The items created by the students will be auctioned off with half of the proceeds going towards the new arrival of Pet Central and half of the proceeds being used to create a commercial kitchen at YouthBuild McLean County.

There are not any ticket sales for this event, but all donations are welcome. Feel free to bring any guests to this show, but please RSVP by email to this event by Wednesday April 19th so we can accommodate for all those attending. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Best,
The Students and Staff of YouthBuild McLean County


Please contact with any questions and RSVP @: [email protected]

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Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

The Bed Blitz!

The Bed Blitz is a Tool Library community project where we will be building beds for over 40 children in the Mclean County area. To make this event a success, we need the help of individuals and groups around the community to attend our Bed Blitz event on Saturday October 15th. There will be three shifts throughout the day and you can sign up to help build a bed (no construction experience required!) as an individual or sign up as a group! 

DATE: 10/15/2016 (SAT.)

LOCATION: YOUTHBUILD - 360 WYLIE DRIVE NORMAL, IL

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Aug
23
2:30 PM14:30

Bridging the Gap - Building, Investing, and Informing our Youth Workforce

The purpose of this roundtable discussion is to bring together prominent figures in our community to discuss a variety of characteristics and qualifications needed to gain sustainable employment. The objective of this discussion is to inform and educate our organization on what an ideal employee would look like in the eyes of an employer. This luncheon is designed as an opportunity for our youth and staff to make connections, ask questions, and learn job readiness skills from a diverse group of employers.

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