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YouthBuild Charter School of California promo video:

Our Founder/CEO Phil Matero’s “No child should leave a loser” TEDxYouthBuildCharterSchool talk

Advice for new students from a recent graduate:

Two R.U.T.H. YouthBuild members talk about the Mental Toughness process and how YouthBuild has changed their lives

 “Beyond the Walls,” featuring Aaron Scholl, video by Benjamin Brian Morris:

Domico Johnson, a 2013 graduate of YouthBuild Charter School of California from our site at Antelope Valley YouthBuild talks about how YouthBuild has transformed him and his community:

Truly inspiring speech from Irvin Barragan, a 2010 YouthBuild Charter School of California graduate from our site at the San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps YouthBuild:

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 A few shots from #YouthBuildDayLA today at Grand Park. We had such a blast. Over 300 young people were in attendance and 90 of them registered to vote at the event. Thanks to all who came out!! #youthbuild #youthbuildday #losangeles #youthadvocacy #vote #voterregistration #rockthevote #grandpark #youth #ycsc #youthbuildcharter #iam #larybc  We are so proud of our Canoga Park students from ACE's RUTH YouthBuild & GRYD, who joined the thousands of young people across the country during yesterday’s walkouts to honor the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and to push lawmakers to pass gun reform and end gun violence in school. This is what leadership looks like. #Repost from @ace4youth #enough #YouthBuild #communityaction #nationalstudentwalkout #walkout #ycsc #youthbuildcharterschoolofcalifornia #youngleaders #CanogaPark #RUTHYouthBuild #gunreformnow #protest #walkout  Our “Hidden Voices” YouthBuild Open Mic and Art Gallery at Opulen Studios last night was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our young people. Our talented student artists really knocked it out of the park, and we couldn’t be more proud of them. A big shout out to our teachers and staff, and especially to Ms. Learsi Martinez, Mr. Steve Valenzuela, Mr. Scott Whitney, and Mr. Mario Rosado, who helped organize this event, worked with the student artists, and applied for the grant that made this event possible. This event would not have been possible without the generous support of @lapromisefund, @pstinla, and @thegetty. #hiddenvoices #studentart #youthbuild #pstlala #LAis #losangeles #art #studentartists #dtla #eastLA #southLA #elmonte #sgvcc #lacausalives #crcd #youthbuildcharterschoolofcalifornia #ycsc #studentengagement #openmic #artgallery  Student leaders from our Compton, Norwalk, and Canoga Park campuses met up today for a Leadership Retreat at the Audubon Center at Deb’s Park. #ycscoutside #youthbuild #leadership #YPC #ycsc #audubon #studentleaderahip #youthbuildcharter  Our #MorenoValley students with their mentors in the mountains. #mentorship #youthbuild #rsba #mentoring #Repost @risingstarsyb (@get_repost) ・・・ 2017 Mentor and Mentee end of the year graduation ceremony. We had a blast hanging out with all the mentors and Mentees in the San Diego mountains. Can’t wait to see what is in stores this year. Remember it’s always good to give back and become a mentor, message me for more information. #ybmentoring #mentoringyb #BecomeAmentor #Mentor #LoveWhatYouDo  Hollywood Home Sweet Home YouthBuild had their art workshop yesterday where students worked with the prompt “LA is ___. Am I LA?” Some chose to use visual arts to express their ideas, and others chose to create music together!  #youthbuild #hollywood #artseducation #losangeles #hshyouthbuild #pbl #visualarts  Our Mighty Morphin VISTA members are hard at work serving their community today. Happy Halloween, YouthBuild family!!! Students and staff, send us your Halloween pics and we will share them with the whole YCSC network.  #happyhalloween #youthbuild #americorps #americorpsvista #powerrangers #YCSC #halloween2017 #serveayear #volunteer
 Join us for ECO Day! ECO Day is a way to expose our interested students in the variety of careers, majors, and pathways to environmental career opportunities. This will be an engaging and multi-level event with meet and greets, presentations, raffles, and booths for students to engage with freely. Friday May 4th from 9am - 12pm at the Audubon Center at Debs Park  Students at our Norwalk site are working hard on their senior portfolios! Senior portfolios are not only a graduation requirement at YouthBuild Charter, but also a great way for our students to prepare for post-secondary success. Students have to include information about colleges or careers they’ve applied to, a personal statement, a copy of their resume and cover letter, proof that they’ve completed their FAFSA and applied to scholarships (if they’re going to college), and a portfolio of work they’ve completed during their time at YouthBuild. All of this gets uploaded to a Google site, which they create and customize. Keep up the great work, @youthbuild_fodl students! #youthbuild #seniorportfolio #workinghard #ycsc #youthbuildcharter #FieldofDreamsLearning #graduationprep #diploma . . . #Repost @youthbuild_fodl with @get_repost ・・・ Working hard on those senior portfolios!  Please join us tomorrow from 5-8pm at @opulenstudios in #DTLA for “Hidden Voices,” an open mic and art gallery event featuring our amazing #YouthBuild students from El Monte, East LA, and South LA! It’s free to attend. Doors open at 5pm and open mic starts at 6pm. This event is presented in partnership with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA and @lapromisefund in an effort to showcase Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. We hope to see you there!! #artgallery #openmic #youthbuildcharterschoolofcalifornia #ycsc #art #latinoart #latinamericanart #LAis #AmILA #losangeles #studentart #freeevent #studentvoices #youngartist #hiddenvoices #opulenstudios #pacificstandardtime #lapromisefund #sgvcc #elmonte #southLA #poetry #onemic #artexhibition #downtownLA #community  Four of our students from Compton YouthBuild, along with our Leadership Coordinator Derrick Ayson, were selected to attend a 3-day Youth Workers Leadership Academy (YWLA) this past weekend. Held at UC Berkeley, they learned the importance of youth safety in the workplace. #youthbuild #compton #ycsc #youthleadership #ucberkeley #leadershipdevelopment #youngleaders #youthbuildcharter #youthbuildcharterschoolofcalifornia #proud  Our Canoga Park site is kicking off Mental Toughness for Trimester 2. It’s all about teamwork! A warm welcome to all the new students who enrolled with us in January. We are so glad you’re here. And if you haven’t enrolled yet, there’s still time! Call our Canoga Park campus today to find out how you can get started: 818-704-7884. #youthbuild #mentaltoughness #teamwork #backtoschool #youngleaders #yourhbuildcharter Repost @ace4youth ・・・ We’re raising the bar heading into trimester 2 on the first day of Mental Toughness! There’s still time to enroll for this trimester! (818) 704-7884 #ace #allianceforcommunityempowerment #canogapark #diploma #graduate #goals  Our amazing Student Engagement Services team (pictured here, missing Isabel, who was taking the photo) is down in San Diego for #AAPF17 this week. If you’re there, be sure to go to their session on Student Engagement tomorrow at 8:30am!! #alternativeaccountability #AAPF #studentengagement #youthbuild #RAPSA #conference #hardatwork  Join @compton_youthbuild Compton YouthBuild in their new space for our Job and Resource Fair this Friday from 12pm-3pm! RSVP and let us know how many young people you can bring!
 Our Student Engagement Services Department helped organize a field trip to attend a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game during Spring Break. We had a total of 70 students and staff members come out and cheer on the team. We had an amazing time, and we wanted to give a big thank you to the Dodgers, to the staff and students who came out, and to those who helped organize the trip. Go Dodgers! Go YouthBuild! #youthbuild #ycsc #dodgers #losangeles #fieldtrip #springbreak #youthbuildcharter #youthbuildcharterschoolofcalifornia #doyers #weloveLA #letsgododgers #studentengagement  Career Day at our Hollywood @hshhollywood campus was a huge success! Thanks to all who participated. ‍‍✈️‍‍ #careerday #hollywood #homesweethomeyouthbuild #youthbuild #ycsc #postsecondaryreadiness #youthbuildcharterschoolofcalifornia #losangeles  We had a blast last week at our #YouthBuild Youth Policy Committee Leadership Retreat last week. Youth Policy Committees (YPCs) from our @compton_youthbuild, @youthbuild_fodl, and @ace4youth sites met up at the @audubon_debspark for a day of team building and leadership development. The theme for this Retreat was “defining group leadership.” It was the second of three planned retreats for our YPC members this year. It was a great opportunity for young leaders from three of our different campuses to meet up, interact, and learn from one another. #youthbuild #ycscoutside #ycsc #youthbuildcharter #youthbuildcharterschoolofcalifornia #audobon #leadership #youthdevelopment #youngleaders #compton #norwalk #canogapark #ypc  We hope you can join us for our Galentine’s Day Hike next Tuesday, February 13th at Griffith Observatory! All women are welcome to join us at 11am. We will be meeting T Fern Dell Drive by the Traile Café. For questions or more info, message us or email Sophie at srichman@youthbuildcharter.org. #youthbuild #galentinesday #hike #griffithobservatory #ycscoutside #youthbuildcharter #yb  Thanks to everyone who came out to our Paint and Sip Fundraiser last night. We were able to raise $1,000 for our Education Is Forever Scholarship Fund! A special thanks to Kenny Altamirano, who organized the event and led the participants through the steps of creating a spray painted canvas with stencils. We are hoping to do another event like this in the Spring, so stay tuned if you missed this one but want to participate in the future. #youthbuild #ycsc #youthbuildcharter #educationisforever #fundraiser #paintandsip #spraypaintart #spraypainting #spraypaintoncanvas  Our Art andEnglish teacher at @sgvccorps, Ms. Learsi Martinez, took a group of her students to Olvera St. to celebrate Día de Los Muertos last week. The trip was meant to help her students who have experienced trauma or lost someone close to them. Prior to the trip, students created alters to help them honor those close to them who had passed away. Learsi was one of 50 teachers who received a grant from @lapromisefund and @pstinla to bring Latin American and Latino arts education to her students. She will use the funds to present her students’ work later this year. @kpcc did a great story on Learsi’s trip that you can check out on their website. Great work, Learsi! #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #ELA #artclass #fieldtrip #weloveourteachers #olverastreet #artishealing #art #elmonte #sgvcc #youthbuild #youthbuildcharter #ycsc #projectbasedlearning #alters