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YouthBuild Boston, Inc.
  • 27 Centre Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
  • 617-445-8887
  • Education | High School Equivalency
HiSET Education
Program activities:

The Building Trades Exploration program is an intensive program that includes both academic classroom and on-site construction training. Academic instruction occurs to prepare students to take and pass HiSET exams to earn their High School equivalency.  Instruction covers:

  • Math curriculum
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Polynomials
  • Probability
  • Algebra: Powers and Roots of Numbers
  • Algebra: Expressions
  • HiSET practice exams
  • Patterns and Functions
  • Percents and Fractions
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Math Fundamentals
  • Measurements
  • Mary’s science class
  • Space
  • Biology- Mitosis and MEiosis
  • Ecosystems
  • Biology – Energy and Cells
  • Biology Health
  • Mary’s
  • Life skill- Financial literacy
  • Personal Finance
  • Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Investments

Building Trades Exploration program participants alternate between one week of academic instruction (HiSet preparation) and one week of on-site construction training.  See the Building Trades Exploration program description for more information.

For more information about YouthBuild Boston or to apply visit:

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

young people aged 17-24 who do not have a high school diploma. Low-income residents of Boston.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 12
Total hours: 20
Program duration: 39 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Program start dates: September/October, February/March, June/July
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
8am-3pm (Week B)Academic Instruction
8am-3pm (Week A)Skills Training
Other Schedule Information: Participants rotate academic and vocational Instruction, participating in one, every other week.
Is the program offered remotely? Possible, but not typical
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

10 Burrell Street, Roxbury, MA 02119accessible via public transportation
Additional information about location:

10 Burrell Street, Roxbury, MA 02119, accessible via public transportation
other sites for service and training – TBD

Other requirements: Do not have a high school diploma
Program is CORI friendly? No
Anticipated outcomes: HiSET
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain, Successful participants are eligible for dual enrollment at local community colleges and can move on to advanced training or entry-level jobs in the field.

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program code: YBB-EDUC-HiSET
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes