YouthBuild Philly

YouthBuild Philly was founded in 1992 to give high school dropouts a second chance and the opportunity to build a brighter future for themselves and their community.  Our innovative program offers young at-risk adults a high school diploma, valuable job skills, and the opportunity to learn and grow in a community-oriented, supportive environment.  We prepare our students for further educational attainment and meaningful careers as they become leaders and contributing members in a stronger Philadelphia.

Program provides High school diploma,  Job training and certification, and
College counseling. Services offered in English and Spanish, between the hours of 9:30am to 3:30pm (changes slightly year to year).

Sectoral training includes Healthcare, Business Administration and Customer Service, Building Trades, Childcare

Credential(s) acquired: High school diploma,
Option of following credentials (dependent on training track) : HHA, CAN, OSHA, NCCER, CSET, SERVESafe, CDA

Incentives: 24 months of transportation assistance and opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps award (at least $1,200) for continued education.

Individuals with a criminal background are welcome


  • 18-21-year-old
  • Resident of Philadelphia
  • Formally dropped out of public school or not on track to earn high school diploma
  • Committed to their educational career rebirth.

CONTACT or call (215) 627-8671 x 25