Raffle Winner

We’ve drawn a winner for our paving stone raffle at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival.  Congratulations to ticket number 28 and Beth!

YouthBuild raised $53, enough to help 5 of our recent graduates get off to college kits.

If you didn’t win and are still interested in ordering an item from the wonderful artist, Aimee Faller, who made this possible, visit www.etsy.com/shop/forminflux

YouthBuild McLean County graciously thanks Illinois Prairie Foundation and the Women to Women Giving Circle for continuous partnership and financial support for our After school Clubs and IMPRESS – a mentoring program for at risk young women in McLean County.  
YouthBuild McLean County acknowledges YouthBuild USA for ongoing advocacy and financial support; most recently providing a pass through grant from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for individual mentoring services for YouthBuild McLean County students. 

Disaster Recovery Underway

YouthBuild students stepped up to help their neighbors over the last week in the East Peoria and Washington communities.  On Sunday, November 17 an EF-4 tornado ripped through Washington and Pekin that left both communities ravaged.   The storms that spawned them bore down on the surrounding towns with winds in excess of 70 miles an hour causing all kinds of damage to residences and businesses.

YouthBuild will continue to raise a hammer and a hand for those in need throughout the coming weeks, months, and years.  Keep an eye here for more updates from our work.  We are YouthBuild and we do make a difference.

  • washhopeProbably the thing that touched us the most from our service project in Washington, IL: In the midst of a field of debris, on a cold Tuesday morning, where so many families have lost so much... A student finds hope, and with that, these people are ready to make a comeback!
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  • wash2On route to serve our community in East Peoria and Washington. We are so thankful for the donation of the school bus by IC Bus last year that makes trips like these possible!
  • wash3Students stop for a moment to pose for a picture while serving in the tornado victims donation distribution center. What a powerful day!
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