YouthBuild Charter School of California (YCSC) holds a unique place in the landscape of California’s public charter schools. As a competency-based dropout recovery school, it seeks to provide a high school education that leads to a diploma for a distinct group of students. Students enroll at YouthBuild programs over-aged, under-credited, or both, in order to receive vocational training, counseling, leadership development and an education.
Youth ages 16 to 24 from low-income and underserved communities that have previously left or been pushed out of the traditional school system without a diploma.
To begin the member application process: Attend a mandatory information meeting usually held on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm. Call 310.631.2000 to confirm time and date. Complete an application packet and submit all required documentation. Interview with Compton YouthBuild staff. Complete Mental Toughness Orientation (MTO). Final interview with a Director. Once youth complete the application process and have been accepted into Compton YouthBuild (CYB) as a member, youth may enroll in the high school diploma program with their partner, YouthBuild Charter School of CA (YCSC). Additionally, youth may be co-enrolled in other community partner programs for additional benefits.