Director of Student Life

Zuri Stone is Director of Student Life. Zuri started as an AmeriCorps member and after serving 2 terms she joined the YouthBuild family permanently through her current full-time position.

A Philly native, Zuri graduated with a BS and MS in Criminal Justice from West Chester University with a focus on Juvenile Justice and Psychology. She spent most of her extracurricular time playing sports or mentoring peers/youth through various school and community programs. It was through her involvement in PHENND, a community college access program, that she learned about YouthBuild.

Through her work in youth development and restorative practices, she continues to educate herself and others on the importance of positive climate/culture building in educational environments. In her spare time, Zuri remains actively engaged in community development by working with millennials and small organizations/businesses to create positive social impact.