buildOn Students Sound Off at NBC’s Education Nation

On Tuesday, September 28th, buildOn students Ron Daldine and Rayia Gaddy participated in NBC’s Education Nation panel, “Voices of a Generation”. The panel was moderated by buildOn supporter and honorary board member Ann Curry. Click on the picture above to play a video of the discussion, which focused on the student experience in American high schools, and how certain persisting issues might be addressed.

The entire Education Nation summit was an amazing event where leaders from all over the country spoke about the dire issues facing education in America today, but as we all know, the most important voices in this conversation are those of students. We applaud NBC’s decision to let the students themselves speak about their relationships with teachers and their career aspirations, and we thank them for inviting buildOn to participate.

Also, read about Ron and Rayia’s experience at this year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service.