The Newark Leadership Academy adopts YBN’s proven model for at-risk, high-risk, and/or out-of-school youth achievement by providing a comprehensive approach to transforming lives through engaging students in rigorous academic curriculum and innovative evidence-based methods for secondary education and workforce development within the public education system. In so doing, YBN draws upon its widely recognized mission, educational philosophy and practices to create a high-quality alternative public vocational high school that incorporates: a comprehensive, engaging, standards-based curriculum; personalized programming; guidance every step of the way; and specific career development learning experiences for students that serve as a bridge connecting school to their lives and the work world.