News & Announcements

Senior Spotlight: Daisy Abigail Barrera-Torres

This week's Senior Spotlight is shining on Daisy Abigail Barrera-Torres, a senior at our Canoga Park/ RUTH YouthBuild site. Read Daisy's full Q&A at the link in the header. Daisy credits YouthBuild for teaching her that she is resilient and helping her to get out of her comfort zone and become more confident in asking questions. Daisy plans to complete her AA at Los Angeles Pierce College before transferring to a university to major in psychology with a minor in ethics and moral philosophy.

Celebrating YouthBuild Day, Carnival Style!

On Thursday, April 21st, young people and staff from 18 local YouthBuild programs across Southern California gathered together at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas to celebrate California YouthBuild Day with carnival games, food, and festivities!

Student Q&A: Shyanne Seyler, Class of 2022

Check out our Q&A with Shyanne Seyler, a senior at our Fresno site. We hope that Shyanne's story motivates others to drop back into school to earn their diploma from YouthBuild Charter School of California!

Senior Spotlight: Anna España

For this week's Senior Spotlight, we're highlighting Anna España, a senior from our Fresno site at the Fresno EOC LCC. Anna plans to attend college to become a social worker or preschool teacher after she graduates in June. Click the link in the headline above to read more about Anna.

Antelope Valley YouthBuild Premieres Their Documentary "Open the Doors of Hope"

Students and staff from our Palmdale site at Antelope Valley YouthBuild site created this documentary as part of their Trimester 2 Community Action Project (CAP). The theme for their CAP was "homeless, but still human," and it focused on causes of and solutions for homelessness in their community. Click the link in the heading above to watch it on YouTube. We hope you'll take the time to check it out!

LA CAUSA YouthBuild Hosts Introduction to Catering Showcase

As part of their Community Action Project, our East LA site at LA CAUSA YouthBuild hosted an Introduction to Catering Showcase. At the event, students in Chef Orlando's Culinary Arts class presented a delicious buffet of small bites and debuted three unique vinaigrette salad dressing creations.

Compton YouthBuild Students Create New Promo Video

Students in Mr. Crehan's film class at our Compton YouthBuild site created this commercial for their classroom based program. This was genuine collaboration: from what was covered, to the way each scene was shot, to the order in which it was presented, to the music used, to the editing. Everything! It was all filmed by our member, Crystal Amador. Click the heading link above to view it on YouTube.

YouthBuild Day, Carnival Style!

We will be celebrating YouthBuild Day on Thursday, April 21st at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas, CA from 10am - 2pm. Join us for food, games, and festivities. Click the link in the heading above to register.

Tribute to Irene Marin

Irene Marin, a March 2021 graduate from our El Monte site at the San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps, was tragically taken from this world on December 24, 2021. In addition to being an outstanding student at YouthBuild Charter School of California, Irene was a volunteer with Project Coffee Cup, an El Monte Police Explorer, a Rio Hondo College student and a beloved daughter. We wanted to honor her legacy and share her story with others.

Support SB 579!

We need your support as we seek to stabilize our funding for this year and next. California Senate Bill 579, which will allow us to use our 2019-20 school ADA as our revenue calculator for 2021-22 and for 2022-23. With this “hold harmless” in place for these two years, we will be able to emerge out of this pandemic without suffering devastating financial losses.

Compton YouthBuild Partners with Kaiser Permanente and McCarthy Building Companies on Construction Education Workshop

Kaiser Permanente and and McCarthy Building Companies partnered with Compton YouthBuild to provide our Compton students with educational workshops, woodworking experience, and a tour of an active job site. McCarthy Construction donated materials and supplies for students to build container gardens that they could take homem and students were invited to tour an active construction site – the expansion of Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center’s emergency department.

Student Spotlight: Yashimah G.

In this month's Student Spotlight, we are featuring Yashimah, a student at our Lennox site at SBWIB YouthBuild. Yashimah credits YouthBuild's supportive environment for helping her stay on track and improve her grades.
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