Mission

Bringing students together to `create change since 2010.`

We created Students Rebuild in 2010 to enlist young people to help their peers after a devastating earthquake in Haiti. Seeing the outpouring of compassion from students and watching them connect with each other, we knew we’d unlocked something special. We’ve brought together students and teachers around the world for collective action every year since, using our unique combination of art and philanthropy as a doorway to greater global understanding.

Student Impact You Can Measure

Since 2010, more than one million participants in 83 countries and all 50 U.S. states have created nearly 6 million works of art and raised more than $4 million dollars to benefit over 50,000 children.
global-challenge

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Global issues have been the focus of our Challenges.

school

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Schools rebuilt after the devasating Haiti earthquake in 2010.

cranes

2M

Paper cranes were received in response to the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

bones

1M

Bones were laid on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to raise awareness about genocide and conflict survivors.

well

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Wells drilled in Tanzania providing clean water to over 16,000 people.

youth-led

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Youth-led community peace projects were funded.

Our Approach

Engaging the whole student

Each Students Rebuild Challenge gives K-12 students the opportunity to think, feel, and do by facilitating cognitive learning, fostering compassion, and inviting hands-on action.
critical thinking

1) Sparking curiosity and critical thinking.

Students explore a specific global problem, like religious conflict in Nigeria, water scarcity in Tanzania, or the effects of a catastrophic tsunami on children in Japan. In the process, they learn about cultures, geography, geopolitics, and more.

empathy

2) Building empathy across oceans.

Students develop a greater understanding of the challenges others face and practice compassion by generating funds to help. Students also have the opportunity to connect through webcasts & experience the positive feeling of working with others to make a difference.

Learning Doing

3) Learning by doing.

Students take direct action and see firsthand how they can make a difference. Abstract issues become tangible, and students gain the cognitive benefits that come from hands-on work.

Collaborating for change

A program powered by partners.

We partner with global NGOs and other nonprofits to extend our reach around the world, provide an outstanding experience for students, and ensure responsible stewardship of donated funds.