Student Voice: “I Am” Videos

Every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school. The challenges students face in their communities are real; stemming from influences and pressures brought on from inner-city environments. The buildOn afterschool programs strive to empower these students and show them the limitless power they can achieve through community action.

Here, we talk with one student from each of the six different regions in which buildOn operates. The students talk about why they joined buildOn and what they see in their own neighborhood and community. They speak with optimism and hope. They´ve contributed many hours of service to their community and realize they can be an agent of change.

Can one person change the world? Watch the videos and see what these four buildOn students have to say.

Chicago Student Connecticut Student
Detroit Student NYC Student
Philly Student