At YouthBuild Charter School of California, we empower our teachers to engage students how they know best, not through traditional textbooks and weekly memorization quizzes. We want our students to create and use the information we teach, not just memorize answers from a book; that means our teachers are more creative and innovative in their teaching. Our teachers make classroom learning applicable to students through community action projects that also transform the neighborhoods where these students live.

We’re proud to have some of the best teachers in California. 67.7% of YouthBuild Charter School of California teachers have a Masters Degree. Our teachers have come from some of the nation’s most prestigious universities, including UCLA, University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount, Columbia University, and Occidental College.

What better way to show our teachers how much we appreciate them than having our students #ThankAnEducator: