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In the U.S., 890,000 high school students drop out before graduating.
That’s a student dropping out of high school every 35 seconds.
Worldwide, nearly 750 million people are unable to read or write.
Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. We empower U.S. youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries on the planet.
Students engaged in buildOn programs
Of buildOn students graduate high school
Volunteer service hours contributed by students
Schools built in developing countries
Children and adults attend buildOn schools every day
Volunteer work days contributed by community members