YouthWorks at Neighborworks Salt Lake

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To build healthy and economically prospering neighborhoods, it is critical to involve the youth who live in the community. As a result, NeighborWorks Salt Lake started the YouthWorks program in 1982 for teenagers. For 36 years, YouthWorks has been working with youth, ages 14-18, to provide them with life and civic engagement skills that better prepare them for adulthood and to strengthen their commitment to our communities.

Help YW raise more than $18,000 to continue engaging and empowering teenagers in Salt Lake County!

YouthWorks Salt Lake works with teens to: 

  • Builds their job readiness skills
  • Introduces them to colleges and resources
  • Assists them one how to market themselves, from working on their resumes to interviewing skills
  • And raises their civic engagement awareness. 

YouthWorks Crew Highlights and Projects:

  • Construct new affordable homes for low-income families
  • Renovate abandoned and boarded-up eye sore structures
  • Construct playgrounds
  • Build ramps for individual’s who are wheel chair bound
  • And beautify concrete structures and walls by creating artwork and murals.

Community builders work 240 hours during a 12-week program. They learn basic construction skills from concrete, framing and painting to installing sprinklers systems.

Community builders also participate in career and college exploration, public speaking, mock interviews, attend leadership conferences and meet politicians. This results in highly-skilled, work-ready community builders who are ready to make a difference in our communities.

NeighborWorks Salt Lake

NeighborWorks Salt Lake was created in 1977 with support from then-Senator Jake Garn to create a community development organization that would revitalize struggling neighborhoods in transition.


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Organization name

YouthWorks at Neighborworks Salt Lake

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Education Children & Family Community


622 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84116


(801) 539-1590

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