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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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Education is Forever Scholarship Winners Announced

We are excited to introduce the YouthBuild Charter School of California graduates who were selected for the 2022 Education is Forever Scholarship, Brenda Pena-Jimenez, Samuel Reynolds Jr., Shyanne Seyler, Jazmin Miranda, Rosa Nieto, and Bridget Burton. Read their bios and learn more about their college plans by clicking the link in the heading.
a graduate walks through a door to a future filled with potential

A Better Future Starts With Your High School Diploma

Is earning your high school diploma worth the time and effort? Definitely! With a diploma, you can increase your earning potential and find more job opportunities, go to college or trade school, complete an apprenticeship and get a union job, start a business, or join the military. If you had to leave high school early and are looking for a second chance to earn your diploma, YouthBuild Charter School of California can help!
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Now Enrolling!

YouthBuild Charter School of California is now enrolling for the 2022-23 school year at all 15 of our school sites. Get started by filling out an enrollment interest form today. Watch the video at the link to learn more about the services that YCSC and its YouthBuild partners offer to young people ages 16-24 who need to earn their diploma.
Photos of Rafael Alvarado and Compton YouthBuild construction students

Compton YouthBuild's Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program Featured in "The Imprint"

Our partners at Compton YouthBuild/ EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services were recently featured in an article in "The Imprint," along with Rafael Alvarado, a 2020 graduate of their construction apprentice readiness training program. Since completing Compton YouthBuild's apprenticeship readiness program in 2020, "Alvarado is now a fourth-level carpenter apprentice on his way to becoming a journeyman, where he can make $56 an hour. He’s worked on high-profile projects like an opulent hotel in downtown L.A. and a new transit line at the airport...Now, at 26, he is a newly minted homeowner."
If you or someone you know is looking for the apprenticeship readiness training needed to get a well paying union job, call Compton YouthBuild at (310) 631-2000!

At A Glance

  • 15 Years in Operation
  • 15 School Campuses
  • 5,400+ Alumni
  • 64 Full-time Faculty and Staff
  • 71% Graduation Rate