CFM’s YouthBuild Charter School

The Cloud and Fire YouthBuild program is an amazing way for young people to finish high school and learn a trade. Youth can finish school at their own pace while becoming familiar with all the skills needed for a career in construction. The program is open to young men and women of all backgrounds, even those who have been out of school for a long time.

How Does the YouthBuild Charter School Work?

Students attend class for one week and spend the next week on a construction site learning hands-on skills like plumbing, electrical, framing, drywall, roofing, siding, and basic carpentry.  In the classroom, students learn in a small, family style classroom and receive an individualized learning plan that is designed to help them earn a diploma or G.E.D. as quickly as possible. Cloud and Fire partners with John Muir Charter Schools, so this program is fully accredited by the State of California.

Who May Enroll?

Young men and women ages 17-24 who have not finished high school may enroll in the program.  You must have all the materials required for regular school enrollment, such as transcripts from the last school you attended.

Why Cloud and Fire YouthBuild?

Cloud and Fire is like one big family. Youth who have never enjoyed school before will find that the Cloud and Fire YouthBuild program is not like any school they have ever attended.

Other Benefits

YouthBuild students learn leadership skills and are able to participate in many amazing opportunities such as camping, trips to foreign countries, and community development. Trained counselors are on staff to assist with personal problems. Students also receive assistance finding jobs after graduation.