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YouthBuild celebrates its Class of 2015 graduates

Class of 2015 YouthBuild of the Pineywoods graduation. Class of 2015 YouthBuild of the Pineywoods graduation.
Some of the dozen+ YouthBuild graduates. Some of the dozen+ YouthBuild graduates.
Director Howard Smith, Texas Rep. Trent Ashby and Jeb Stringer of Rite-Way Insulation  were part of the YouthBuild graduation speakers. Director Howard Smith, Texas Rep. Trent Ashby and Jeb Stringer of Rite-Way Insulation were part of the YouthBuild graduation speakers.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

On Thursday night, The YouthBuild of the Pineywoods ushered more than a dozen young people into the next phase of their lives and career at a graduation program for its Class of 2015.

The grads have spent the last year learning life and career skills.

Howard Smith, Director of YouthBuild of the Pineywoods applauds the graduates for their dedication and commitment to a better life.

"Each had different things that they wanted.  Some wanted a GED.  Some wanted a construction component. And they've gone through and got those things.   And now it's time to move on to the work world," Smith said.

After successfully completing the program, YouthBuild will continue work with the alumni as they begin their careers.

State Representative Trent Ashby delivered words of encouragement to the YouthBuild graduates.

This is the second cohort group to graduate since YouthBuild began its operations in East Texas in 2012

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