Nadia Despenza, Director of STEM at YouthBuild Charter School of California — The Path to Higher Ed — Episode 12
The Path to Higher Ed is a SchooLinks hosted podcast community that explores trending topics and issues in the area of college and career readiness. Our featured guests are pushing education forward by constantly learning from, innovating and applying their college and career readiness practices. Listen to gain their insights and apply them to your own college and career readiness practices.
Today we’re speaking with Nadia Despenza, Director of STEM at YouthBuild Charter School of California. She’s running real world programs to teach underserved students real world skills to move forward in their careers after high school.
Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The Path to Higher Ed: Improve Your College Readiness Program…itunes.apple.com
Nadia is a transformative leader with a passion for helping underserved and underrepresented students in STEM empower themselves to become agents of change. She currently works as the Director of STEM for YouthBuild Charter School of California, a project-based school rooted in social justice for 16–24 year olds. Nadia is a doctoral candidate at Loyola Marymount University in Educational Leadership for Social Justice.
About YouthBuild Charter School of California
YouthBuild Charter School of California (YCSC) holds a unique place in the landscape of California’s public charter schools. As a competency-based dropout recovery school, it seeks to provide a high school education that leads to a diploma for a distinct group of students. YCSC students, who are all between the ages of 16 to 24 years old, come from low-income families and underserved communities, and have previously left or been pushed out of the traditional school system without a diploma. They enroll at YouthBuild programs over-aged, under-credited, or both, in order to receive vocational training, counseling, leadership development and an education.
How to Subscribe
A podcast is a free downloadable audio show that enables you to learn while you’re on the go. To subscribe to my podcast for free, you’ll need an app to listen to the show from.
For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners — Go to the iTunes store and search “The Path to Higher Ed” This will help you to download the free Podcasts App (produced by Apple) and then subscribe to the show from within that app.
For podcast enthusiasts — If you already listen to podcasts and have a podcatcher you prefer, add this feed to your catcher.
For those who don’t have a mobile device — You can always listen to the show by going to our podcast hosting website. Listen online for free right here.