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Though graduation rates are comparatively better than those of other inner-city areas, one in five Bridgeport freshmen are expected to drop out before they graduate. buildOn runs Service Learning Programs at two Bridgeport High Schools, where students regularly volunteer to serve meals at shelters for homeless and returning veterans, tutor and mentor elementary school students, and organize food and clothing drives for those in need in their Bridgeport community.
“I know what it’s like to not have a lot, and I know people are appreciative when you give them help. It means a lot to them. That’s it. That’s why I love doing buildOn.”
Jean Laurena – Bridgeport, CT
Jean's Service Story