How Students Rebuild Works
Explore a global issue
Each school year we issue a Challenge, a critical problem faced by young people in the world, and invite students to respond. Register, then dig in using our free resources.
Make art and mail it in
Use our easy-to-follow instructions to create specific artwork related to this year’s Challenge. When it’s finished, join hundreds of thousands of other participants in sending your art our way.
Activate donations that support other young people
For every piece of art we receive, the Bezos Family Foundation donates to programs helping the people your students have learned about. Collective creativity adds up to real impact and helps raise awareness about important issues.
The 2021 Changemaker Challenge
1. Register, set, go!
First, register—it’s both easy and required. Then, identify someone who shines. Jump into our resources and join teachers and students worldwide.
2. Brighten their day.
Students make an artistic award for their changemaker—for example, a homemade trophy, blue ribbon, a certificate, pennant, or a gold star. Create an award and share it with us! Include the changemaker’s name and why they’re receiving the award.
3. Light the way.
For each award shared with Students Rebuild, the Bezos Family Foundation will make a $5 donation—up to $1,000,000—to young people and educators leading change in their local communities, throughout the United States and across the world.
"When you make something with your hands, it changes the way you feel, which changes the way you think, which changes the way you act."
Increasing global understanding through 6.1 million pieces of artwork and counting.
Insights from participants
High school student, Long Island, NY
“Through Students Rebuild and different classes at our school, I've been able to expand my mind and know more about the world in general. Also, it's sparked interest in what I want to pursue in the rest of my life.”
Pieces of Art: 3
Kindergarten Teacher, Roanoke Virginia
“I love how Students Rebuild allows my students to connect not only students within their own community but to students in other countries across the globe. They loved that they could be a part of that."
Pieces of Art: 200
Middle School Principal, Athens, OH
“I believe projects like this bridge the gap and make our global community that much smaller. You're motivated to think about other people and see what you can do to improve a situation not just at home but somewhere else."
Pieces of Art: 2,957