Help Our Graduates Go the Distance!
"Scholarship recipients are selected because they demonstrated YouthBuild's core values - excellence, respect, and perseverance - so we know they are ready for the next step. You can help them successfully take that next step by donating to the Scholarship Fund today."
-Khrista Pullium, YouthBuild Class of 2009 Salutatorian and John Rosenthal Memorial Scholarship Recipient
YouthBuild's program is about much more than a high school diploma. Our goal is, of course, to support students as they earn their diplomas - but it's also to prepare them to build on that success in the years to come. From Day One of each new school year, we stress to our students the importance of exploring and pursuing postsecondary options, developing professional skills, and pursuing their goals of college and a career with optimism and focus. We strive to give students the skills and opportunities they need to be life-long learners and leaders in their community.
Supporters can help us create lasting opportunities for graduates by contributing to the 2012 Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduates, many of them soon-to-be first generation college students who face serious economic pressures and may otherwise struggle to balance basic needs against the cost of furthering their education. For students enrolled at a community college, just the cost of books and supplies is an estimated $1,100 each semester.
Scholarships help our students stay on track in postsecondary education and persist through to credential attainment. Here is what some of our past Scholarship recipients are doing today:
Khrista Pulliam (Class of 2009) graduated from the Medical Assistant Program at Harris School of Business in 2011. She currently attends the Community College of Philadelphia and hopes to enter the registered nursing program. In addition, she works as a customer service representative at the Wells Fargo Center.
Aurelia Garvin(Class of 2010) graduated from the Medical Assistance Associate's Degree program at Lincoln Technical Institute in May 2012. She thoroughly enjoyed the program and graduated with high recommendations from her professors and externship supervisors.
Stephen Armstrong (Class of 2011) is currently completing his second semester at Strayer University. He reports that he very much enjoys being a college student and plans to earn a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
A generous member of our board has offered to match donations up to $3,000; donate now and your donation will be doubled! Help our students go the extra mile by donating online today through Paypal with the link below, or send a check payable to "YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School" to:
1231 N. Broad St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 1922