Every 26 seconds in the U.S. a student drops out of school, costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in incarceration, health care and welfare costs, as well as lost revenue. But, we know these students WANT to succeed.
buildOn's afterschool programs empower students to serve -- helping seniors citizens, the homeless, and younger children in their communities. We take these same students to build schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet. Through service, students learn to see themselves as the solution, not the problem. And, they elevate expectations for themselves and their futures. 95% of buildOn students not only graduate from high school, they go on to college.
Thank you to Ogilvy and Mather for donating their time and talent to create this short film.