RUTH YouthBuild is a high school education and leadership development program. RUTH stands for our core values: Resilience, Unity, Transformation, Hope. The unique YouthBuild model utilizes community project-based curriculum to provide young people ages 16-24 the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive career training and develop leadership skills. ACE works closely with the local high schools, probation department, and other community agencies in supporting alternative programming for students. YouthBuild, along with our community partners, is able to provide intensive counseling, referrals for supportive services, referrals for substance abuse, gang intervention/prevention, mentoring and anger management classes in a small, supportive and safe environment.
RUTH YouthBuild offers multiple Career Academies, including ACE’s Healthcare Academy, Construction Academy, and Business Academy. Each program provides foundation education and training in the respected field, while developing students’ soft skills for interviews and future employment.