Compton YouthBuild Develops Leaders

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Compton YouthBuild

A managing director and financial advisor at J.P. Morgan Securities since 2006, Gary Fournier received distinction as one of Barron’s top 1,200 financial advisors in the United States for three consecutive years. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Gary Fournier dedicates resources to a number of charitable organizations, among them YouthBuild USA affiliate Compton YouthBuild.

Sponsored by the nonprofit EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services Inc., Compton YouthBuild strives to provide opportunities for marginalized youth and their families. The organization’s goals include leadership development, the facilitation of meaningful dialogue about community issues, and the cultivation of understanding and respect for different cultural beliefs. Moreover, Compton YouthBuild provides educational and vocational training to help young people develop a practical career path, while a partnership with YouthBuild Charter School of California allows participants to obtain a high school diploma.

Open to individuals ages 16-24, the organization operates on core program values of care, compassion, and respect.