YAKIMA, Wash.--The Lower Valley will soon get the
best of both worlds, an affordable housing unit in Granger and a talented pool
of new construction workers.
YouthBuild Yakima Valley is ready to start their
summer project. The young adults who recently graduated the construction
training program will start building houses Monday.
The project is expected to take several months to
The program coordinator said YouthBuild is vital to
communities in the Lower Valley.
"A lot of kids are encouraged to do agricultural
work which is great but again we want them to get long term skills so that can
join a union or participate in a trade job," said Anthony Peterson, the
YouthBuild Program Coordinator.
Youthbuild will soon start the recruitment process
for their next class, which begins in early October.