Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Contact: Greg Zick
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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 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.

NAHB and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America have a shared commitment to building stronger communities by recruiting the next generation of skilled laborers in the housing industry. Get involved.

Collaboration Goals

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 initial broad-based goals are to:

  • Build local connections between NAHB member organizations and Boys & Girls Clubs in local communities.
  • Expand awareness and excitement of the partnership.
  • Collaborate with Government Relations to support career pathways and workforce development.

2022 HBA Pilot Program

In 2022, NAHB and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America have agreed to launch a pilot program. A group of home builder associations (HBAs) will work with local Boys & Girls Clubs to mentor young men and women, showcase the multiple career opportunities available in the home building industry and help guide them to choose a career in residential construction.

The HBAs will meet with BGC leadership to discuss the strategy for the partnership and provide ideas and opportunities to engage Club Members in career and work-based learning experiences. Potential activities include career panels, career fairs, building competitions/exercises, visiting job sites or job shadowing.

The 2022 HBA pilot group includes the following participants:

If your HBA would like to learn more about the pilot program or get involved, please fill out this form to share your current workforce development activities and your level of interest in joining the program.

Boys and Girls Club Pilot Program Partnership Toolkit Resources to develop and maintain your relationship.
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