YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School believes that every student, regardless of his or her past, can embrace these values and achieve anything. This organization has years of experience helping young people rebuild their lives. In 1991, YouthBuild Philadelphia’s founder, Taylor Frome, recognized the urgent need to deal with the issue of out-of-school youth in Philadelphia. The dropout rate in the city’s public schools hovered at 50% and there were few job-training opportunities available for young people without diplomas. Their unique program provides high school dropouts with a chance to earn their diplomas while learning vital job skills and providing valuable community services. Dedicated staff and teachers help students navigate their way through the program and transition to full-time jobs and post-secondary educational programs. Our grant helped create a brand new clinical training lab for their Nurse Aid Training Program. For more information, please visit their website at www.youthbuildphilly.org.