Home Sweet Home YouthBuild Celebrates National YouthBuild Day with Mentors

Home Sweet Home YouthBuild is one of eighteen charter schools that make up the YouthBuild Charter School of California coalition. Home Sweet Home is also one of the forty-two YouthBuild programs participating in the OJJDP National Mentoring Program as a subawardee of YouthBuild USA.

On April 3, 2014, Home Sweet Home included their mentors in a celebration of National YouthBuild Day. In the words of Executive Director Bettye Sweet, “It was festive fun and a joyous occasion!”

Here are a few of the images that capture the joy of this special day:


Home Sweet Home YouthBuild staff Shirley Wilson and Jim Smith holding up the mentor sign made by students.


Over 400 people gather for the event in support of National YouthBuild Day.


Shirley Wilson and her mentee Ly Nasia Webb represent mentoring; founder Phil Matero standing behind another sign made by students held by the son of one of the teachers.