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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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 YouthBuild Charter graduates Saul, Montez and Beatriz of our Alumni Executive Board presented at our Hollywood campus during Mental Toughness today. They even spotted our ads on the Metro while on their way to present! We love having our alumni come back and share their experiences with new students. If you are 16-24, live in Hollywood and need your high school diploma, check out our brand new Hollywood campus at Home Sweet Home YouthBuild, located at the Salvation Army on Hollywood Blvd. Call or text 213-741-2600 to learn more! #ItsNotTooLateToGraduate #YouthBuild #YouthBuildCharter #hollywood #diploma #dropbackin #enrolltoday #metrolosangeles #gometroLA #losangeles #mentaltoughnesstraining #youthdevelopment #youthbuildalumni #youthbuildgrad  Youth are currently completing Mental Toughness Orientation at our Palmdale site at Antelope Valley YouthBuild. Today, they are participating in a community scavenger hunt. Let us know if you spot any of our young people out in the Palmdale community today? So happy to finally be back to school!! There's still time to enroll at our 20 campuses. Call or text 213-741-2600 to find a location near you!!! #youthbuild #mentaltoughness #mentaltoughnesstraining #orientation #backtoschool #palmdale #antelopevalley #lancaster #avyb #dropbackin #itsnottoolatetograduate #getyourdiploma #communitybuilding #assetmapping #scavengerhunt #ycsc #youthbuildcharter #educationnotincarceration  We had a fantastic time last Friday at our dinner for the CODEchella Scholarship presented by @colocationusa. Congratulations to our scholarship recipients Amber Duron, Amy Vargas, Brandon Hernandez, Eduardo Perez Leon, and Saul Castano. Thanks to our mentors Emma, Eric, Gabe, Ian, and Rebecca for supporting our amazing CODEchella alumni as they pursue their college degrees in STEM fields. Can't wait to check in on their progress!!  Let's just say the @coolhaus truck was a huge hit on a hot day in El Monte. Thanks for coming to serve ice cream sandwiches to our staff during our summer Professional Development! #youthbuild #ycscPD #coolhaus #gramyoursam #icecream #icecreamsandwich #staffappreciation #weloveourteachers #youthbuildcharter #elmonte #  We love seeing our students get excited about their education. These Compton students had a blast on their field trip to Pepperdine University's Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology program. At YouthBuild Charter School of California, we believe in hands-on, project-based learning. We are now enrolling for 2017-18, so if you're 16-24 years old, need your high school diploma, and live in the Greater L.A. area, call us today to learn how you can earn your HS diploma (for FREE) in a project-based classroom setting: 213-741-2600. #YouthBuild #ItsNotTooLateToGraduate #nowenrolling #STEMed #PBL #handsonlearning #YCSC #Pepperdine #biology #compton #earnyourdiploma #notdropouts #backtoschool  Shout out to 2017 YouthBuild Charter graduate Kimberly Gonzalez who graduated from our South LA site last week. Kim represents all of our brilliant and hard working mothers who continue to strive for their children. Best of luck in all your future endeavors, Kim! We are so proud of you. . . . #graduate #classof2017 #youthbuild #youthbuildcharter #southLA #CRCD #ycsc #grad #proud #graduation
 It's Friday!!!! A big congratulations to all the young people who passed Mental Toughness. Welcome to YouthBuild Charter! Were so happy to have you! #Repost @ace4youth (@get_repost) ・・・ Mental Toughness is still going strong! It's not too late to drop back in and get that high school diploma! Call to enroll today! #ace4youth #ruthyouthbuild #youthbuild #highschool #diploma #dropbackintoschool #ycsc #itsnottoolatetograduate #youthbuildcharter #MTT #orientation #mentaltoughnesstraining  Mental Toughness/ Orientation is already underway at our South LA and Fresno sites, and school starts on September 5th for our 17 other campuses. Best of luck to all of the young people who made the decision to #dropbackin to school this year! Mental Toughness isn't easy, but we know you got this!!! P.S. We have open enrollment all year round, so if you haven't enrolled yet, call or text 213-741-2600 today! #YourhBuild #MTT #mentaltoughnesstraining #orientation #backtoschool #youthbuildcharter #YCSC #motivation #everydaymona #unofficialschoolmascot #woof #notdropouts #itsnottoolatetograduate  Our back to school ads are now on Metro. Snap a photo and tag us if you spot one!! And be sure to tell your friends #ItsNotTooLateToGraduate. School starts on September 5th. Visit youthbuildcharter.org or call/text 213.741.2600 to learn more about our FREE project based education program for 16-24 year olds.  From July 17 through the 21st, the YouthBuild Construction Academy held its 4th Annual Advanced Academy training event in Pomona, CA. The San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps hosted the event, which is made possible through a joint effort by the Los Angeles Region YouthBuild Collaborative and YouthBuild Charter School of California. This years training consisted of a final Multi-Craft Core Curriculum refresher, a Build Competition between different YouthBuild sites, and a Building Trades Fair, where YouthBuild trainees had the opportunity to interact with Building Trades representatives. The weather was warm and the training tough, but our YouthBuild trainees persevered to complete the final phase of their training! #youthbuild #ycsc #youthbuildcharter #construction #constructionacademy #unionready #jobtraining #notdropouts #dropbackin #education #enrolltoday  Thanks to everyone who came out to our Student/ Alumni Beach Bonfire! We had a blast! See you at our next student/alumni event!!! #youthbuild #YCSC #youthbuildcharter #beachbonfire #studentengagement #beach #celebrate  DON'T FORGET TO RSVP FOR TOMORROW'S REUNION BONFIRE USING THIS LINK --->>> TINYURL.COM/YCSCBONFIRE2K17 JUNE 30TH 3-8PM @ DOCKWEILER BEACH FREE FOOD @5PM & FREE SMORES @7PM BRING YOUR BEACH GEAR AND COME HAVE LOTS OF FUN!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!! THE LINK IS ALSO IN OUR #OHSUMMER #YCSCBONFIRE2K17
 Emily spotted our ad on the Metro Red Line on her way home from the Ram's game this past Sunday. If you see our ad, tag us. And be sure to tell your friends who need to earn their diploma to call or text 213-741-2600 to drop back into school! We are still enrolling! #ItsNotTooLateToGraduate #backtoschool #YouthBuild #YouthBuildCharter #MetroLosAngeles #MetroRedLine #DropBackIn #GetYourDiploma #nowenrolling  We've been so happy to host @georgiavanc and @artsbridgegap at our YouthBuild Charter HQ office this week. An enormous THANK YOU to Georgia Van Cuylenburg for raising over $25,000 on our school's behalf to pay for the cost of training 25 of our teachers to utilize @harvard's Pre-texts Training in their classrooms. Four fantastic Pre-texts facilitators are wrapping of the five day training today. You can learn more at www.artsbridgingthegap.org and www.pre-texts.org. #teachertraining #education #artsineducation #pretexts #harvard #artsbridgingthegap #youthbuildcharter #YCSC #youthbuild #thankful  If you're between the ages of 16 - 24, need your high school diploma and live in Los Angeles, Compton, Gardena, Culver City, East LA, Bakersfield, Palmdale, Canoga Park, Norwalk, San Bernardino, Hollywood, Moreno Valley, El Monte, Pomona, San Diego, Inglewood, or Fresno you can enroll at YouthBuild Charter School of California! School stars on September 5th! #Itsnottoolatetograduate #youthbuild #ycsc #backtoschool #nowenrolling #readyforschool #losangeles    Please join us tomorrow for some fun in the sun! Event will be from 3PM-8PM. There will be food served from 5PM and S'mores at 7PM! We hope many of our graduates can come out! And once again, Congratulations on your success!  #YCSC #graduates #yb #youthbuild  A few of our favorite YouthBuild grad caps this year. #YouthBuild #classof2017 #graduation #gradcap #youthbuildcharter #ycsc #congratsgrads #youdidit #