Academics

Sandra San says, My son attends this program presently and it was the best decision. Regular school isn’t for everyone. This is one excellent alternative #YouthBuildProvidenceRocks

YB Prep serves young people – many of whom are off-track academically – ages 16-24. To ensure our students attain a high school diploma and can demonstrate college and career-readiness, we offer a rigorous, relevant and standards-driven educational model. To ensure rigor and mastery, all course content is aligned to the Rhode Island Common Core, State, and Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, because many of our students enroll with inadequate content knowledge and skills, the model includes strategies (e.g., frequent assessments and out-of-class supports) to accelerate learning to make certain students attain a high school diploma before they age-out of the public school system.

Based on our experience, many of the young people YBP has served over the years have not understood the “true value” of education. To instill this value, we have learned that education programming must be both challenging and relevant. Students – especially the young men we serve – must see a “pay-off” for their efforts delivered in the near future.

Based on a social justice framework, the YB project-based curriculum is comprised of internally developed texts and materials; commercially generated readers, materials, manipulatives, software and open-sourced web-based content; and print, video and audio content produced by popular media.