YouthBuild USA Co-Sponsors Formula Fairness Campaign

Last Updated: April 27, 2011

This article appeared in the April 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

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YouthBuild USA has joined as a co-sponsor of the Formula Fairness Campaign. The national non-profit organization offers meaningful learning opportunities and real-world work skills to low-income young people.

The Formula Fairness Campaign seeks to end discrimination against rural and small school districts, including small urban districts, in the formula for distributing federal funds for the education of disadvantaged children.

YouthBuild USA serves young people ages 1–24 who build affordable housing and work to earn their GED, learn job skills, and transform their own lives and communities.

There are now 273 YouthBuild USA programs in 45 states, Washington, DC, and the Virgin Islands. More than 100,000 YouthBuild USA students have built 20,000 affordable housing units since 1994. Many of these units are designed to incorporate “green” features and processes.

You can learn more about YouthBuild USA its website at

Learn more about the Formula Fairness Campaign at

Read more from the April 2011 Rural Policy Matters.