Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)
Youth Construct was built on the life experiences and principles of our founder, Alexis McSween. Her personal story is one of hardship and endurance. Alexis experienced intermittent homelessness between the ages of 15-18 and took on multiple low wage jobs. A stipend program similar to Youth Construct provided a pathway of an equivalency diploma and a direct entry to employment with the City of NY as an EMT, at 18 years old. Seeing the dramatic impact the internships at Bottom Line has on the young adults, Alexis wanted to expand the vocational program to benefit more youths, just like herself. Youth Construct is developed and tailored to her own experience with the goal of providing education and career pathway with compassionate support and discipline, not unlike a family unit. The program aims to effectively uplift young people and set them on a career with upward mobility, which is the key to addressing the systemic racial and income equality in New York.
“Someone was committed to my growth, and we are committed to paying it forward”