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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 prior to start of school year
  • Resident of Philadelphia
  • Formally dropped out of public high school or not on track to earn high school diploma

YouthBuild Philly from a student perspective:

Video by YouthBuild Philly Students and Big Picture Alliance

Admissions Process:

Enrollment for the Class of 2021 has officially opened! If interested in applying, complete our application today. #YBready21

The application process at YouthBuild Philly has multiple steps:

Step 1: Complete an application.

Step 2: All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be contacted to attend a mandatory group information session.

Location: YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

1231 N. Broad St.; 3rd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Step 3: All applicants who attend an information session 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.

Step 4: All applicants who complete steps 1, 2 and 3 will be invited to Mental Toughness Training. You must attend all days of Mental Toughness Training before you can be enrolled into YouthBuild’s program for the 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.  And because applicants are only admitted for enrollment in early September, there is no wait-list for unsuccessful applicants.

Click link below for more details on Student Admissions Policy & Processes:

Questions? Email or call (267) 858-6135.