I like being an international student at YIHS because it is a small school and I know everyone. The classes are fun and the teachers help me with my English. I think if you go to YIHS it helps you grow up. I love YIHS.
- Laura Alvarez
For years Youth Initiative has successfully boarded students from the United States, Thailand, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, and Colombia. Our school helps place students with caring and engaged host families in our community and offers unique support through our Care Group system.
As a diverse community of farmers, musicians, writers, outdoor explorers, artists, teachers, students, and more, we welcome and invite all new faces and voices.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule a visit.
The Boarding Program is Full for the 2016-2017 School Year
Personal Care for Those
For the Love of Living
Laura Alvarez (a boarding student from Mexico) and Kate Buche-Pattison (participant in our annual service trip to Guatemala)
Boarding Students at Youth Initiative tend to love lots about the friends they make and their experience, from the robust learning community to the gorgeous hills and valleys, from an abundance of fresh local food to the vibrant arts, and from theater to committee meetings, there is never a lack of things to do or passions to pursue.
Youth Initiative High School has a Unique and Successful Approach to Higher Education Preparation and Acceptance.
Take a look and see how we do it.
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