1309, 2022

Class of 2023 Student Mental Toughness Training and Annual Acceptance March

By |September 13th, 2022|

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, YouthBuild Philly kicked off its annual Student Mental Toughness Training (SMTT), inviting over 300 young people (ages 17-20) to join the Class of 2023! For background, SMTT is a fun, collaborative, but intensive four-day training, where applicants attend a series of workshops that provide an overview of YouthBuild’s climate, culture, and [...]

609, 2022

Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony

By |September 6th, 2022|

On Thursday, August 25, YouthBuild Philly celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2022 at its annual commencement ceremony. It was an exciting time with family, friends and invited guests as we honored 96 young adults and awarded them with a well-deserved high school diploma. The celebration took place at the Temple University Performing Arts [...]

408, 2022

YouthBuild Philly Host FIRST “Alumni Mixer”

By |August 4th, 2022|

You asked, and we listened! Over the past year, we received an influx of requests from YB alumni to organize a reunion for YB alum and former staff to reconnect and catch up. After much consideration and many conversations, we were excited to fulfill this request and create an evening for our alumni to remember. On [...]

1906, 2022

Celebrating Juneteenth 2022

By |June 19th, 2022|

This Sunday, June 19, marks the 2nd celebration of Juneteenth as a national holiday since its official designation last year by President Biden. As we prepare to celebrate this weekend, YouthBuild Philly is proud to honor this important day, historically and in our current moment. For most Americans, the significance of Juneteenth was not well-known, and [...]

1006, 2022

Senior Presentations: Students at the Center

By |June 10th, 2022|

At the end of each year, YB students share Senior Presentations with staff, peers and community members. Students work all year on a slide show that showcases their personalities, reflections and dreams. Finally, they stand up in front of their chosen audience and share what they’ve created. The presentations are powerful. Students are often nervous, [...]

505, 2022

Celebrating 30 Years of YouthBuild Philly

By |May 5th, 2022|

Last week we celebrated our 30th Anniversary at our annual fundraising event #GrowYB! This year's theme was "Sturdy Thirty," which celebrated YouthBuild Philly’s long history empowering young people to be the next generation of leaders! Thank you to the more than 125 guests (virtually and in-person) and 13 sponsors who supported this year's event. It was an exciting time [...]

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