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Enhancing education and empowering youth in the U.S. to make a positive difference in their communities while helping people of developing countries increase their self-reliance through education. buildOn’s core values are Compassion, Responsib... Read more
Enhancing education and empowering youth in the U.S. to make a positive difference in their communities while helping people of developing countries increase their self-reliance through education. buildOn’s core values are Compassion, Responsibility and Empowerment.
buildOn (formerly Building with Books) is a non-profit organization that empowers primarily urban U.S. high school students through in-class and intensive after-school programs. In addition to tremendous contributions of service in their own communities, buildOn youth actually build schools and bring literacy to children and adults in developing countries around the world. buildOn programs are designed to build confidence and real-world capabilities in American youth while also empowering communities world-wide to overcome the crippling cycle of illiteracy, poverty and low expectations by opening the door to education.
My niece has been a volunteer of buildOn for 4 yrs. This connection afforded her the opportunity to go to Nicaragua to help build a school for girls, an interview on CNN and other opportunities. Due to her time and effort spent with buildOn as well as leadership responsibilities with other groups, she was recently awarded a full presidential college scholarship for leadership and community service and will be attending this fall. Her major is no doubt, International studies!