We are a proud program of Cornerstones of Care, empowering
youth in foster care with marketable skills. Our community of mentors connect youth apprentices to three skill-based career paths: culinary, horticulture, and building trades.
Dom in Action
Farming with Cultivate KC
Celina Tio Chef Class
OZ Green House
create, grow, shape, improve
attempt your best, engage, explore
village, commnity, us
Build Trybe provides experiential learning opportunities through learning farms, fabrication shops, and teaching kitchens. Spaces that we gratefully steward running classes, workshops, community events, mentorship programs, and more. Build Trybe trains youth aged 13 and over in advanced trades programming. We create real-world experiences and run businesses with our youth preparing them for employment opportunities in the community. Apprentices in the Build Trybe program are paid and engaged in financial literacy and budgeting classes to save for first cars, first apartments, and trade
tools. As the youth show aptitude and job readiness, Build Trybe then partners these young adults with skilled tradespeople, advanced training programs, and employers.
Build Trybe provides youth, mentors, and employers wrap-around supports at job sites to ensure continued success for youth in the workplace. We work hard to create experiences in skilled trades and make positive connections in the community that will support their successful transition to adulthood after emancipation and graduation.
Build Trybe focuses on youth facing a variety of challenges. Many of our youth are aging out of foster care, homeless, or lacking key support. We engage their incredible resiliency and their desire to create a positive life for themselves and those around them. Our role is one of empowerment and guidance setting them up as best we can for future stability, community connection, and success.