is happening in the U.S. and around the world. Every 26 seconds a U.S. student drops out of school. That is the message of the non-profit organization buildOn.
At the same time, 900 million people around the world cannot read and write. That’s nearly 1 in 6 people.
buildOn addresses both of these problems by working with youth in urban cities to improve their communities, and building schools in the rural areas of developing countries. Sometimes these efforts are combined to send U.S. students on a Trek for Knowledge, to build a school in the developing country, helping people must less fortunate than themselves.