In 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave American infrastructure a letter grade of D+, noting numerous problems with our schools, airports, roads, water systems, parks, etc. Like other New Deal work and construction programs, the National Youth Administration (NYA) played a significant role in modernizing our infrastructure.
NYA infrastructure work (new constructions, repairs, and improvements) included just about anything you can imagine--courthouses, schools, airports, recreation centers, bus stations, picnic camp shelters, bleachers, swimming pools, bridges, conservation dams, gymnasiums, tennis courts, roads, retaining walls, drinking fountains, fire hydrants, libraries, hospitals, and more (Final Report of the National Youth Administration, pp. 135-140).
Considering our current and long-lasting problems of youth unemployment and deteriorating infrastructure, wouldn't it be nice if our policy-makers connected the dots and created a new NYA? Of course, to do that they'd have to take a break from the hard work of creating tax cuts and tax loopholes for their super-wealthy campaign contributors.
In other words, don't hold your breath.