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Inspiring student-led 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 1.3 million participants in 102 countries and all 50 U.S. states have created nearly 7 million works of art and raised more than $12.5 million dollars to benefit over 450,000 youth and children.


Global issues have been the focus of our Challenges.



Schools rebuilt after the devasating Haiti earthquake in 2010.



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



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



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



Youth-led community peace projects were funded.

Our Approach

Engaging the whole student

Each Students Rebuild Project empowers K-12 students think, feel, and take creative action through art, generating donations to organizations making a difference.

1) Sparking curiosity and critical thinking.

critical thinking

Students delve into specific global problems, generating funding for partner organizations working

2) Building empathy across oceans.


Students delve into specific global problems, generating funding for partner organizations working on-the-ground with issues including the climate crisis, young refugee-aid, or fighting hunger and food insecurity.

3) Learning by doing.

Learning 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.