2312, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year: Big Teacher Love

By |December 23rd, 2021|

YouthBuild’s teachers are amazing. As with the rest of the world, YouthBuild is facing increased attendance challenges in addition to unrelenting barriers preventing our students from focusing on their education. The heightened anxieties of pandemic life are coloring our culture. Within this difficult context, our teachers are shining.   I know this because I visit their [...]

212, 2021

YouthBuild 2021 Thanksgiving Luncheon

By |December 2nd, 2021|

Celebrating Thanksgiving as a chosen family is one of our most cherished traditions here at YouthBuild! We celebrate Thanksgiving a day early every year with a Thanksgiving lunch – prepared and served by staff – followed by a party and games. In addition to staff and students (and students’ children), we often have great volunteers in [...]

811, 2021

YouthBuild Philly Launches Stomping Grounds Social Justice Café

By |November 8th, 2021|

After more than a year of planning, YouthBuild Philly is excited to announce the official grand opening of Stomping Grounds Café (SGC), YouthBuild’s first community-facing and student-led social justice coffee shop. The Café officially opened its doors to the public on Monday, Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. after holding an initial ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, October [...]

811, 2021

Support YouthBuild #TodayTomorrowandBeyond!

By |November 8th, 2021|

Dear Supporters, On August 30, 2021, YouthBuild Philly proudly, warmly and safely welcomed an incoming class of new students back into our building for the first time since March 2020. Over the past 20 months our school community has encountered challenges that we never expected. Through it all, our staff, Board of Trustees, students and [...]

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