We mobilize young people worldwide to connect, learn and take action on critical global issues.Our goal is to activate our greatest creative resource—students—to catalyze powerful change. Working together, we identify the need, create the challenge, and forge strong partnerships. Then, we provide the tools and support to ensure our collective efforts are sustainable—now and into the future. Click here to download our overview fact sheet.
Rebuild: Humanitarian Crises and One Million Bones
The newest challenge, “One Million Bones,” invites you to take a collective stand against humanitarian crises by making a bone—out of material you choose—as part of a participatory arts project to cover the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with 1,000,000 handmade bones. This simple gesture of unity and hope will have a powerful visual impact, raise awareness, generate critical funds for CARE International (up to $500,000!), and help rebuild lives in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Learn more today! Click here to download an overview flyer.
Students Rebuild: Japan
In the aftermath of Japan’s devastating earthquake, Paper Cranes for Japan gave young people a way to take action: make and mail in an origami crane, which will be matched with dollars for reconstruction. Within two months, over 2 million cranes from 38+ countries and every U.S. state poured in, generating $500,000 for Japan. While the deadline for mailing cranes has passed, you can still join the thousands of young people worldwide who are participating in this challenge and follow reconstruction progress in Japan. Learn more or read the latest on our Japan blog.
Students Rebuild: Haiti
Our first challenge, Students Rebuild: Haiti, was a call to action for middle and high schools students around the globe to help rebuild stronger, safer, permanent schools in Haiti following the January, 2010 earthquake. Students and educators created teams to raise money, which was matched dollar for dollar to rebuild schools in Haiti. Students helped raise $650,000, and as of January 2011, two new schools supporting 490 students have opened their doors, and three more are slated to open later this spring. Learn more or read the latest on our Haiti blog.
Much more than a quick fix
We're in this for the long run. Students Rebuild is about seeing how young people are connected to the global community while learning about the real challenges of rebuilding after disaster. Through video, blogs from on-the-ground teams, and interactive programs with students abroad, challenge participants learn first-hand how we can work together in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake to rebuild communities and lives. Pick a challenge to learn more!