Program offers help to high school dropouts in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A new program in Winston-Salem aims to get high school dropouts back on track.

The YouthBuild program was made possible through a $1 million grant the city received.

The program is geared toward young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who dropped out of high school and have not obtained a GED. It offers job training, education and support services.

In addition to the age requirement, those who wish to benefit from the program must meet at least one of the following six prerequisites:

  • Low-income
  • Current or former foster youth
  • Youth or adult offender
  • Individual with a disability
  • Child of an incarcerated parent
  • Migrant farm worker youth

For more information, visit or call (336) 339-7770.