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We are students and staff from CALO YouthBuild (formerly known as YouthBuild Boyle Heights). Our missions is to cultivate collaborative learning communities in which every student has the right to an authentic education, plays a meaningful role in creating positive social change, and becomes an active participant in working towards just conditions for all. Our vision is that all young people, regardless of their circumstances, have access to an education that will prepare them to counter social inequities and realize their full potential. Our school empowers young people to transform themselves and become leaders in their communities. Our school is a haven of trust and respect, where students can prepare for success in careers, post-secondary education, and life.
In partnership with YouthBuild Charter School of California, CALO YouthBuild provides an accelerated track toward a high school diploma for youth between the ages of 16-24.
To graduate, youth must earn a minimum of 200 credits and pass both the English and Math CAHSEE. Every three months, students may earn up to 35 credits. We offer free CAHSEE tutoring and an opportunity to take the CAHSEE five times throughout the year for free.
Our curriculum is interdisciplinary and project based. Students demonstrate their understanding of math, science, English, and social studies by creating projects that are of service to the community. Our projects are creative, engaging, and authentic.
In 2015, we graduated 36 of our seniors. Please support us as we recruit new members for the 2015-2016 school year.
CALO YouthBuild is dedicated to promoting economic, social, and environmental justice in the communities of East LA and Boyle Heights. We combine a variety of organizing strategies and educational practices to empower our youth to lead meaningful campaigns that can uplift our community.