Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Workforce Development
Contact: Greg Zick
AVP, Workforce Development
(202) 266-8493

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NAHB has teamed up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of America to introduce more of America’s youth to a future career in residential construction. The agreement comes as the residential construction industry continues to struggle to overcome the lack of available skilled trade workers.

The collaboration aims to build better communities at the local level by working together to promote construction career pathways and connect the industry with youth to provide career exploration and work-based learning activities.

The Boys & Girls Clubs provide safe places where young people can learn and grow. The organization believes every kid and teen deserves access to experiences and opportunities that change their lives for the better – regardless of their socio-economic status, color of their skin, or other factors that contribute to inequities. Learn more about the club members and get involved.

Boys & Girls Club Program Goal: 20 HBA Partnerships in 2024

NAHB’s Boys & Girls Club program successfully launched in a dozen markets nationwide, inspiring future residential construction leaders. New to the partnership this year, NAHB awarded $2,400 to 22 local and state home builders’ associations (HBAs) committed to working with a local Boys & Girls Club to execute careers in construction programming.

NAHB’s 2024 cohort includes:

  • Madison (Wis.) Area BA
  • Aberdeen (S.D.) HBA
  • Desert Valleys Builders Association (Palm Desert, Calif.)
  • Snake River Valley BCA (Nampa, Idaho)
  • HB&RA of Maine
  • Home Builders Greater Aiken-Augusta (Ga.) Region
  • Greater Cedar Rapids (Mich.) HBA
  • HBA of Fort Wayne (Ind.)
  • Lakeshore HBA (Holland, Mich.)
  • The Greater Atlanta HBA
  • The Greater Birmingham (Ala.) HBA
  • Chippewa Valley HBA (Eau Claire, Wis.)
  • Shore BA of Central New Jersey (Lakewood, N.J.)
  • BA of Elkhart (Ind.) County
  • Black Hills HBA (Rapid City, S.D.)
  • Bitterroot BIA (Hamilton, Mont.)
  • Huntsville (Ala.) Madison County BA
  • Watertown (S.D.) Area HBA
  • HBA of Fargo-Moorhead (N.D.)
  • Ames (Iowa) HBA
  • HBA of the Sioux Empire (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • Lakeland BA (Elkhorn, Wis.)
Boys & Girls Club Program Best Practices NAHB’s pilot program assessment provides an brief partnership overview, lessons learned and recommendations for HBAs.
Boys & Girls Club Partnership Toolkit Resources to develop and maintain your relationship.