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YouthBuild Charter School of California is a free, project-based charter school, rooted in social justice, for students between 16-24 years of age.


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Antelope Valley YouthBuild Hosts "Art Peace" Event

In March, our Palmdale site at Antelope Valley YouthBuild hosted their Trimester 2 CAP (Community Action Project) called “Art Peace.” Art Peace was a community event focused on well-being, fostering community bonding through creative activities. Read more about the event and check out photos by clicking the heading link above!
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Urban Gardening with YouthBuild Growers at the Mid-City Site

Students at our Mid-City site have been honing their green thumbs every Friday as part of the YouthBuild Growers Program. Working with the Partnership for Growth Los Angeles, YouthBuild Growers is a hands-on urban farming program that empowers our students with practical gardening expertise and fosters a deeper connection to nature.
Brenda Guizar

The Transformative Power of Art: Featuring Brenda Guizar (Class of 2023)

Brenda Guizar, 2023 graduate of Compton YouthBuild, not only has excelled academically, but has also given back to her community through art. “I always believed college was in my future, but here I didn’t have to go through the process alone. I had help every step of the way! At Compton YouthBuild, I received opportunities to do things I never thought I was capable of doing,” said Brenda.
community school hub launch

Community School Hub Launch

We are excited to announce the launch of our Community School Hub! As a Community School, YCSC’s goal is to not just provide wrap-around services, but also to engage with parents and community members to shape the educational experiences and outcomes of our students. Our new Community School Hub is an online portal of resources tailored to the unique needs of our young people, their families and communities.

At A Glance

  • 16 Years in Operation
  • 16 School Campuses
  • 6,000+ Graduates
  • 64 Full-time Faculty and Staff
  • 71% Graduation Rate