On June 7, 2017 we welcomed Class of 2016 students into our alumni network at the Class of 2016 Alumni Induction. This is our third year holding an Alumni Induction. The event was held at the Community College of Philadelphia.
As a two year program, YouthBuild has a diploma year and an alumni year of services. During the second year, students receive services in goal setting, action planning, professional development, life coaching and general community support. The end of Year 2 symbolizes a shift in which our alumni truly step into the world and take the next steps on their career path.
At the Class of 2016 Alumni Induction each student was recognized individually by staff and received a YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School Alumni pin. This pin represents each person’s achievements over the last two years.
Support flooded the room, and there was certainly no lack of hugs.
We hope our alumni will now engage in the YouthBuild community as mentors, advocates and civic leaders who give back to YouthBuild. We hope our future Alumni Inductions will grow into a larger celebration with networking opportunities as well as past years of alumni represented.
Thank you to all of the alumni, staff, and supporters that were at the Class of 2016 Alumni Induction.