News & Announcements

Student Deoutrie Dodson Wins RAPSA Courage Award Scholarship

Congratulations to Deoutrie Dodson, a senior at our Fresno site, on being awarded a $1,000 RAPSA Courage Award Scholarship. The RAPSA Courage Award celebrates students who have faced unusual barriers to completing their high school education and did so recognizing the value of a high school diploma for personal, family or community accomplishments. It includes a $1,000 scholarship to assist with post-secondary education expenses at either a career technical institution, a college or a university. Read more about Deoutrie's story at the link.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week: November 15-21, 2021

It's National Apprenticeship Week! Our Construction Academy has been a catalyst for many students to earn their MC3 pre-apprenticeship certification and continue on to Southern California Building and Construction Trades apprenticeship programs. Several of our Construction Academy alumni have since completed apprenticeship programs and are now journeymen and women. We wanted to highlight two of those alumni, Luis Rivera and John Paul Ruiz.

South LA Students and Staff Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Our South LA students and staff built a community altar and took a field trip to Grand Park and Olvera Street in Downtown LA on November 2 to celebrate Día de los Muertos. The trip was part of their Community Action Project (CAP), exploring the theme of healing from trauma. Click the headline to learn more about their trip and view photos.

Student Spotlight: Angel Gonzalez

Angel Gonzalez, a student at our Lennox/ SBWIB YouthBuild site, came to YouthBuild so he could get away from the gang culture at his previous school. Thanks to the construction training program at SBWIB YouthBuild, Angel began to thrive and make changes to his life. Read more about his YouthBuild story here.

Returning to In-Person Learning for 2021

We are excited to be back in the classroom for a return to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year! To help you navigate all the new changes to health and safety at our school sites in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we've put together a new web page to keep track of all the updates.

Lunch Program Notification 2021-22

Free meals will be available for all YouthBuild Charter School of California students for the 2021-22 school year. Be sure to fill out and return the Household Income Data Collection Form.

Notification of YCSC Independent Study Options for 2021-22

For the 2021/22 school year, YCSC is required to communicate the educational options for families and their pupils in the 2021–22 school year related to Independent Study. With the recent passage of AB 130, all schools and school districts must now notify parents and guardians of their options to enroll their pupil in in-person instruction or Independent Study during the 2021–22 school year (EC Section 51747).

Welcome to Our New Website!

Thank you for visiting our new website! Please check back often as updates are made, and click on article headlines to view full stories where applicable.

AB 104 Information

AB 104 was signed into law by the Governor on June 21, 2021, and requires the adoption of a policy regarding student retention for students who in the 2020-21 academic year received deficient grades (to include a mandatory consultation meeting with parents/guardians). For students enrolled in high school in 2020-21, it allows parents to request grade changes for the 2020-21 school year to Pass or No Pass on their transcript and requires website posting and notice about the right to request a grade change.

Congratulations to Our Class of 2020-21!

Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic and distance learning, over 270 young people graduated from YouthBuild Charter School of California during the 2020-21 school year. Congratulations, graduates!

"Beauty from Ashes": A Virtual Community Action Project

On March 18, 2021, our Palmdale site at Antelope Valley YouthBuild hosted a virtual CAP (Community Action Project) called "Beauty from Ashes: A Virtual Empowerment Summit." If you missed the event, we recorded the Zoom and edited a video together, so you can check it out!
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