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 [...]

2802, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month Today and Everyday

By |February 28th, 2022|

YouthBuild’s African American students make up approximately 94% of the enrolled population. This number includes 6% of those who identify as multi-racial ethnicities. The identity that has been built around our entire student group, eludes excellence within the school and communities which we are a part of. The relationships that are built amongst our students [...]

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 [...]

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