Last Friday, April 14th, the San Gabriel Valley region of Options for Youth Public Charter Schools (OFY) held their second annual College and Career Fair at the Irwindale school site. Students had the opportunity to gather information, meet with representatives one-on-one, ask questions about transitioning from high school to college, and explore careers they might […]
Since graduating from OFY in 2010, Korinna had been working as a hair and makeup stylist, hoping to break into the entertainment industry. But after her experience with the leopard, she soon enrolled in Santa Monica College to begin her path to a new career. As a first-generation college student, she struggled to support herself financially, splitting her time between working a full time job and studying into the early morning. But her hard work paid off and she will transfer to Humboldt State to study Wildlife Management and Conservation in the fall.
This article originally appeared on Victor Valley News On Friday, March 31st at the Double Tree Hotel in Monrovia, students from Options for Youth (OFY) Public Charter Schools competed in the finals of the school wide Engineering Design Challenge. Teams from the six OFY regions – Burbank, San Bernardino, San Gabriel, San Juan, Victorville, and […]
This article originally appeared on 24/7 Headline Families at Ronald McDonald House are dealing with major illness of their child, that is why Options for Youth (OFY) students went to volunteer to cook some of them a special meal. On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, eleven seniors from a San Bernardino Options for Youth Public Charter […]
The safety and welfare of our students and staff is our highest priority. We recently completed testing of the drinking water at all OFY locations and are happy to announce that final results are within safe limits as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Zac, an OFY graduate turned OFY Marketing Intern, has been hard at work. One of his recent projects was to create a video highlighting Options For Youth’s many international and domestic trips. Having been to Italy with OFY himself, Zac understood these trips—to places such as Cuba, China, Washington D.C., and many more—are something most […]
Options For Youth is holding a contest and we want you to enter! The Engineering Design Challenge will require students to work in teams and put their skills to the test to build something amazing. To get you excited about this project, we created a fun video for you starring an OFY alumni, Zac Shirk. […]
Emilee (on the left) and her friend Marilyn volunteering at the Ontario Fire Department’s open house during the fall of 2016. They talked with the local community about firefighting and helped educate people on fire safety. Although keeping with family tradition as a third generation firefighter, alongside her father and grandfather, Emilee is breaking tradition […]
OFY alumnus Zac is living proof that hard work, dedication, and positivity can lead to great opportunities. Zac’s passion is storytelling through illustration and animation. His unique designs and illustrations have demanded the attention of famous brands and have opened many doors. In 2014, Zac posted his own fan art of the characters of the Disney […]
SAN BERNARDINO – When Luz Garcia came to Options for Youth last August, the 18-year-old journalist didn’t speak a lick of English. Wednesday, June 1, more than 1,000 people will be listening to Garcia speak – in English — at the Options graduation ceremony at the Ontario Convention Center. She will be walking with 34 […]