What We Offer

New EArth YouthBuild

In affiliation with YouthBuild USA and in partnership with John Muir Charter School,  New Earth is able to offer our young people a fully accredited High School Education program, career & college pathways and job opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. At YouthBuild programs in the United States and across the globe, low-income young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets such as community centers and schools.


F.L.O.W Music Studio

The F.L.O.W Music and Recording Studio located inside of our Arts & Leadership center. The studio is an extension of our flagship F.L.O.W Program taught in detention facilities, juvenile halls and group homes throughout the county. The F.L.O.W program that includes beat making and music engineering is taught in the studio – open in the afternoons and after school for any member of the New Earth Arts & Leadership Center. For more information about the F.L.O.W Studio including how you can support our arts programming and/or become a partner, please contact ysimone@newearthlife.org


The FLOW (Fluent Love of Words) classes enhance social-emotional development by encouraging self-expression via creative writing and student presentations in a peer group setting. At the end of every class, students explain how empowering it is to share their poems, writings and music without fear of failure or judgment. This increases self-confidence and enables students to know themselves as thinkers, communicators, creators and instruments of positive change both in their own lives and the lives of their peers.



Gardening is proven to be an effective therapeutic tool that is known to decrease stress levels and anxiety. Among incarcerated youth, this sense of peace helps students face their frustrations and challenges while giving them a positive outlet for their expression.

Down to Earth teaches students that growing a garden is like growing into a man or a woman. This powerful analogy gives students a sense of purpose by working with the earth and planting seeds that result in a bountiful harvest that’s actually tangible in their own lives.



Explore is a job and professional training program offered to alumni of New Earth’s programs in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation’s Explore.org.  With funding from the Annenberg Foundation, New Earth offers post-release employment opportunities to our youth as camera operators for Explore.org, a global website that sets up webcams in natural animal habitats throughout the world giving thousands of viewers a window into wildlife in their natural habitat in real time.



The work we do with young people would be incomplete without much-needed full wrap-around supportive services and trauma-informed care that respond to the needs of each individual. Our team of professionals led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), begin the process with a full assessment of each young person, identifying risk factors and uncovering any roadblocks that might stand in the way of our young person’s success.



>> CA ID or School ID
>> Birth Certificate
>> Official High School Transcripts
>> Utility Bill (Gas, Electricity, or Home Phone)
>> SSI
>> Immunization Card (17 & under)