"AAU! How y'all feelin?" shouted student teacher Wei Chen.
"Fantastic! Terrific! Great! All Day Long!" his students respond.
As the new executive director of Philadelphia Student Union, Hiram Rivera wants to ensure that young people, as well as other community members, have a voice in shaping what happens in the District and to education in the city during this crisis-ridden time.
“The school system was not working before, and that needs to change,” he said.
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School offers a unique route to a diploma. Neither a typical high school nor a GED course, the school is an option for young adults, ages 18-20, who have dropped out of high school.
It is now recruiting for its program that starts in September, and the registration deadline is Aug. 7 – less than a month away.