Change your future: Apply to YouthBuild Philly

Benefits of enrolling at YouthBuild include:

  • High school diploma
  • Job training and certification
  • College counseling
  • Earning an AmeriCorps award (at least $1,200) for continued education

To be eligible for YouthBuild you must be:

  • At least 18 years old, but not older than 20 on September 5, 2017
  • Resident of Philadelphia
  • Formally dropped out of public high school or not on track to earn high school diploma

Admissions Process:

Interested individuals can submit an application online or at our location at 1231 N. Broad St., 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Apply now. 

Ofrecemos la aplicación  en español, también.

The application process at YouthBuild Philly has multiple steps:

Step 1: Complete an application and submit before the July 31 deadline.

Step 2: All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be contacted to attend a group Reengagement Facilitation Session (RFS). You must attend this session.

Step 3: All applicants who attend an RFS will be scheduled to attend a one-on-one intake. This is so we can tell you more about the school, answer your questions, and help you prepare for school and for the final step of the application, Mental Toughness Training.

Upcoming RFS dates (please first submit an application to receive invitation with time & location):

  • April 18
  • May 9
  • May 23

Step 4: All applicants who complete steps 1, 2 and 3 will be invited to Mental Toughness Training August 22-31, 2017. You must attend all days of Mental Toughness Training before you can be enrolled into YouthBuild’s program for the 2017-2018 school year. Please note that a blind random lottery may be held if there are more applicants than slots available at the conclusion of Mental Toughness.

Questions? Email or call (215) 627-8671 x 25