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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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 Over 200 YouthBuild students from across Los Angeles County came out to the Audubon Center at Debs Park today for The C.U.R.E. (Communities Uncovering Real Education), which was a new take on our annual science fair. Students had a blast at their workshops, including the always popular Terrarium Workshop led by Ms. Despenza. Thanks to all the students who came out, the staff who volunteered and the folks who led workshops. Can't wait for next year! #STEM #youthbuild #ycscoutside #auduboncenter #sciencefair #nature #losangeles #YCSC #terrarium #getyourhandsdirty #creative #education #stemeducation #science #outdoors #fieldtrip  Starting a Legacy! Our YCSC Student Alumni Network had the privilege of meeting YouthBuild USA founder Dorothy Stoneman and the new CEO of YouthBuild USA John Valverde today after a very productive meeting. STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEW STUDENT ALUMNI EVENT!!!! #schoolnotprisons #dropbackin  Make sure to come out tomorrow for our student alumni potluck! RSVP: https://goo.gl/MTJXKe. There will be gifts and prizes not to mention free food! Bring your children! Directions:4730 Crystal Springs Dr Los Angeles, California 90027  Count down begins for the student alumni Potluck! RSVP: https://goo.gl/MTJXKe. There will be gifts and prizes not to mention free food! Bring your children!  "I was here last year and thought CODEchella was a cool event. I wouldn't have learned none of this coding if I had not gone to college." Saul Castro (returning CODEchella student) #codechella2k17  Yessenia shares why she chose to give up her Spring Break to learn how to code at #codechella2k17. #girlswhocode #youthbuild #southLA #losangeles #coding #learntocode #code #edtech #stemeducation #codechella #codingforcommunity #ycsc  #tbt mentors from @secondspectrum helping out at last year's #CODEchella event. We are excited to have Second Spectrum come on board as Presenting Sponsor for #codechella2k17! Come see what CODEchella is all about next Saturday, April 8 at @latradetechcollege! DM us for more info or visit our website (link in bio). #edtech #code #learntocode #codingforcommunity #STEMed #computerscience #youthbuild #ycsc #secondspectrum #youthbuildcharter #southLA
 Happy #teacherappreciationweek! We are so thankful to have such an incredible teaching staff who are dedicated to helping our students counter social inequities and realize their full potential. Students and alumni, want to give your teachers a shoutout? Comment below!! #thankateacher #nationalteachersday #teacherappreciation #youthbuild #teacherappreciationday #weloveourteachers #educators #teach  Come find us for burgers. 4730 Crystal Springs Dr.  YouthBuild students and alumni: if you participated in WebSlam or CODEchella over the past four years, you are eligible to apply for @colocationusa's #codechella scholarship fund! Apply today to win up to $1,000 to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree in college! DM us for more info. #scholarship #youthbuild #youthbuildcharter #codechella2k17 #stemeducation  A few more of our favorite shots from #codechella2k17. Thanks to all the mentors who volunteered their time to help make this event possible and provide invaluable support and guidance to our students. #codechella #code #learntocode #youthbuild #youthbuildcharter #girlswhocode #STEM #stemeducation #notdropouts #edtech #tech #mentor #mentorship #codeLA #siliconbeach #digitaldivide #volunteer  CODEchella has begun! Students are meeting with their clients to make sure their web designs incorporate everything the client wants. Check back throughout the day for updates or stop by LA Trade Tech Cypress Hall D302-303. All are welcome! #code #edtech #learntocode #YouthBuild #ycsc #CODEchella #CODEchella2k17 #stemeducation #girlswhocode #communityevent #losangeles #SouthLA #abc7eyewitness #ktla  YouthBuild Charter's Director of STEM and CODEchella Founder Nadia Despenza helps a student code in HTML and CSS during Day 3 of coding boot camp. The students are preparing for CODEchella this Saturday, April 8th, where they will have just 10 hours to code an entire website for a local South LA business. All are invited to attend! DM us for more info. #CODEchella2k17 #code #learntocode #tech #edtech #STEM #stemeducation #codechella #southLA #youthbuild #losangeles #abc7eyewitness #introtocomputerscience #HTML #CSS #educolor #blackgirlscode #blackexcellence
 Proud of our young people marching today! #maydayparade #mayday2017 #youthbuild #socialjusticeEd #Repost @lacausa_yb with @repostapp ・・・ NO MORE FAMILIES TORN APART!! #lacausalives #lacausayb #ycsc #mayday  Happening now!!!  Three of our #CODEchella winners and their mentors had the privilege of attending last night's Lakers game in a private box at the Staples Center. Congratulations to students Lalo, Amy and Malik on your incredible work. Thank you to tech mentors Paul of @secondspectrum, Horace of @factual_inc and Yak of @collab for your support. Big round of applause for CODEchella founder and organizer Nadia Despenza and coding instructor Emma Cunningham for making this event possible. You all deserved this night out! #Lakers #YouthBuild #codechella2k17 #golakers #prize #code #learntocode #mentor #thankyou #staplescenter #youthdevelopment  That's a wrap on CODEchella 2017!!! Congratulations to all of the students on your incredible work. You are all so talented and should be very proud of yourselves. Special congrats the winning team The WonkaVaders. Thank you to our presenting sponsor @secondspectrum, to our founding partner and scholarship sponsor @colocationusa, and to our promotional partner @collab. Thanks to @latradetechcollege for hosting us. And a huge thank you to all of the tech mentors who came out to help our young people code their websites. This event would not be possible without you. See you at CODEchella 2018! #codechella #codechella2k17 #code #learntocode #youthbuild #youthbuildcharter #edtech #stemeducation #SouthLA #losangeles #community #giveback #mentor #mentorship #tech  Bring it! Last Day of CODECHELLA Prep Week. Let the competition begin. Best of luck to you all! #codechella2k17 #dropbackin #schoolnotprisons  Today is Day 1 of #CODEchella2k17 boot camp. Our East LA students and teacher Alvaro Brito from @lacausa_yb are ready to code! They are practicing Photoshop by editing a picture of Blake Griffin to make it seem like he is sliding next to penguins!  Check out our story for exclusive behind the scenes photos and videos throughout the week! #code #learntocode #codechella #edtech #eastLA #LACAUSAlives #codingclass #photoshop #BlakeGriffin #penguins #youthbuild #ycsc #introtocomputerscience