For more information about joining the Young Friends of YouthBuild Philadelphia, contact Chaneil Scott at 267.398.8115 or

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The Young Friends of YouthBuild Philadelphia (YFYB) is a unique group of civically-engaged professionals ages 21 to 40, from across Philadelphia, committed to supporting the mission and purpose of YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School. YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School’s mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.

Joining YFYB is an opportunity to support these determined, motivated and talented young people, and to connect with other young professionals who share this commitment. YFYB combines networking, social events, and meaningful service to support YouthBuild Philly and its students as volunteers, advocates, and fundraisers.

  • Benefits of Joining the Young Friends of YouthBuild Philly:
    • Meet and network with other young professionals who are committed to volunteer service and philanthropy in Philadelphia
    • Social events and happy hours organized by YFYB
    • Make a direct impact on opportunity youth in your city
    • Professional development and leadership opportunities
    • Opportunities for involvement with YouthBuild Philadelphia Board

New to the YouthBuild movement? Join us for an upcoming event and gain a firsthand glimpse into our program and learn about how we approach youth education.

  • Site Visits will give you an opportunity to meet with staff and students to learn more about the transformations taking place at YouthBuild Philly. You’ll get to see our school or worksite, meet with several students to learn about their experiences, discuss program updates with staff, and learn about the impact YouthBuild Philly has on individual lives as well as the Philadelphia community.
    • There are currently no more site visits planned for the 2018-2019 school year. Please stay tuned for details on 2019-2020 visits.

Participate in Our Events

Join us for a free relaunch event on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Jerry’s Bar in Northern Liberties. Please register here for more information and to confirm your attendance.

Please sign up for our mailing list to join Young Friends of YouthBuild Philly. We will occasionally send out announcements of events, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to engage with our program. Membership is free!

Fill out this brief survey to share your interests with Young Friends and be notified about our upcoming events by clicking HERE.

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*The Board of the Young Friends of YouthBuild is for overall leadership of the group, planning and executing volunteer and fundraising initiatives, and building future leadership of YouthBuild Philadelphia. If you are interested in a leadership role with the Young Friends of YouthBuild, please contact Chaneil Scott at