At buildOn we run afterschool service programs that empower urban teens to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Through our programs, inner-city high school students participate in a service learning curriculum, working with elders, homeless people, and younger children in their own communities, while also building schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet. We are a movement of students, educators and communities. We believe in the power of partnerships that passionately act for the common good. Through our programs, people inspire people across neighborhoods, across cities, and across continents to reach and think beyond their realm of possibility. Youth in buildOn programs have already contributed nearly 1,000,000 hours of service and have helped build 500 schools in Haiti, Nicaragua, Mali, Malawi, Senegal and Nepal.
buildOn on the 2012 American Graduate Day Broadcast
P.O. Box 16741
Stamford, CT 06905
"American Graduate is a wonderful program! I am committed to doing whatever I can to help students stay in school and graduate. When students start school in pre-K or kindergarten, they do not begin with the mindset of dropping out; we, as parents, educators, and leaders, have to do something about that.”
--Rueben McDaniel, Chair, Atlanta Board of Education (WPBA Atlanta, GA)