Metro YouthBuild Academy

The Metro Community Development Board of Directors applied for and was awarded a Michigan Department of Education Public Charter School Planning Grant in May 2012. The funding from this grant is being used to design, plan and open a new charter school academy in the northern quadrant of the city of Flint. This school will be called the Metro YouthBuild Academy and is expected to accommodate 400 students in grades 7 thru 12. The proposed site is the Sylvester Broome Technology Center, 4119 N. Saginaw Street. This school setting will provide students with a relevant and rigorous, career focused academic program in a small and personalized educational setting. The Metro YouthBuild Academy will be a public charter academy for students grades 7 thru 10 beginning in September of the school year 2014-15. Grade 11 will be added in 2015-2016 and grade 12 in 2016-17, with the first graduation class anticipated in May 2017.

The development of the Academy during the planning grant is under the direction and guidance of the Metro Community Development Board of Directors and CEO, the Planning Grant Project Leader and Charter School Partners of Brighton, Michigan. The Academy will be authorized by the Genesee County Intermediate School District. Upon completion of the development phase, the operation of the school will be under the guidance of a Metro Community Development Oversight Committee, an appointed Board of Directors and educationally managed by Charter School Partners.

All residents of Genesee County are eligible to enroll their son or daughter in this uniquely designed 7 thru 12 grade educational setting in order to meet their child’s individual diverse needs. Detailed information and enrollment packets will be available in March of 2014.