Rosie the Riveter Youth Program

Mission Statement

Rosie the Riveter Youth Program helps “at-risk” (“at-promise”) students who have not succeeded in traditional public schools turn their lives around and become socially successful while achieving academic levels necessary for high school graduation and success in registered apprenticeships in the construction and building trades. We are committed to community transformation through education, life skills training, employment training, violence prevention strategies, and family advocacy.

Establish in September 2007, Rosie the Riveter Youth Programs champions the spirit of progressive education; by providing a rigorous, standards-based secondary education and the opportunity to experience the world around us.

In addition to core academic classes, we provide a rich elective and innovating program that offer our students a chance to explore the opportunities that community colleges offer such as culinary arts and auto repair. In addition students interested in construction and  public utilities industry will be able to explore these career opportunities. Our students can “test drive a career” so to speak, and learn about the skills and earning potential these careers offered.  We offer;

Small Class Sizes — all classes are capped at 20 students

Tuition Free Concurrent Enrollment in RRCHS and Community Colleges to obtain college transfer credits

Complete High School or GED from YouthBuild Charter School of Califonia

Receive job training on construction and building trades

Receive monetary academic and on-the-job training stipends

Receive free tutoring and one-on-one academic support

Receive violence prevention, mental health and life coping skills classes and services 

Job training, tutoring, counseling and retention services are provided by professionals and outside organizations that have partnered with our school program to provide valuable enrichment opportunities at no cost through weekly classes in the course schedule.

Rosie the Riverter Youth Program is a four year program and is now accepting applications for the 2011/2012 school year which begins in September of 2011. Enrollment is open to students regardless of their area of residency location in Southern California.

Rosie the Riverter Charter High School is located at 690 Studebaker Rd., in Long Beach CA.

For further questions on Rosie the Riveter YouthBuild program please email Ms. Alexandra Torres at or via phone at (562) 431-0302 Ext. 108.