Youth Development Specialist

Ronald Payton leads the Advanced Construction training track at YouthBuild. He is a 40+ year veteran in building trades and has serviced projects of all sizes during his career. He is a licensed general contractor whose personal  skill sets are carpentry, roofing, journeyman plumbing, administration, blue print reading, masonry / concrete, and electrical knowledge. Ronald is a certified OSHA 10 & 30 trainer.

Ronald has written and articulated over sixteen training programs including three community development programs for the Model Cities Program, five Advanced Construction training programs, and a Youth Development Training (Young Professionals) for YouthBuild Philly. Ron describes himself as a passionate clergyman, dedicated to the continuous development and training of those in transition as well as those that have been categorized as “at risk.”

Ronald is  a fisherman, a dancer and soon to be author. He loves and cherishes his family of five daughters, thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.