Saint Gobain and YouthBuild Schenectady to Rehab 706. Vale Place.

Schenectady is a city riddled with old and vacant homes that are left abandoned for years with little hope to be restored. Thanks to the SEAT Center, their program YouthBuild Schenectady, the City of Schenectady and Saint Gobain, they are hitting two birds with one stone. They have taken the house at 706 Vale Place, which has been vacant for years and have decided to restore it. Not only does this help to improve the local community, it also provides the YouthBuild Schenectady students with hands on construction training opportunities.

YouthBuild Schenectady graduate Yusuf Criss gave an empowering speech about how he overcame the troubles of his past. Having spent 3 1/2 years in jail after getting into trouble at the age of 16, he realized that it was now or never and he had to turn his life around. Mayor Gary McCarthy alongside Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara came to witness the unveiling of the project and to show their support for the students.

YouthBuild Schenectady graduate Yusuf Criss gave an empowering speech about how he overcame the troubles of his past. Having spent 3 1/2 years in jail after getting into trouble at the age of 16, he realized that it was now or never and he had to turn his life around. Mayor Gary McCarthy alongside Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara came to witness the unveiling of the project and to show their support for the students.

Brad Johnson, Vice President, Abrasives North America and Automotive Aftermarket worldwide, at Saint-Gobain, gives speech on behalf of the “hard work and dedication” YouthBuild Schenectady Students have demonstrated while building their lives and their futures.

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