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In the United States, 1.2 million high school students drop out before graduating.
That’s a student dropping out of school every 26 seconds.
Worldwide, nearly 900 million people cannot read or write.
Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. We empower urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world.
Students engaged in buildOn programs each month
Of students graduate high school and attend college
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