September Newsletter

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buildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.
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New York KickOff Service Project: 11 schools-one buildOn

Over 200 students came out on a beautiful fall day on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in NY for our regional Kickoff Service. We met at Brook Park in the Bronx, and all went to serve at various gardens: Padre Plaza, La Finca, and at Brook Garden for a Children's Fair.

44 students from BLA II and BCSM came out for service. ‪#‎onebuildOn‬ ‪#‎buildOnNY‬ ‪#‎buildOn‬‪#‎changetheworld‬ ‪#‎awesomeness‬ ‪#‎wearethechange‬ ‪#‎happySaturday‬

Bronx River International Coastal Clean Up

On September 19, 2015, more than 100 students from the Bronx-including 30 students from BCSM and BLA II-came together early on a Saturday morning to help clean and serve in partnership with the Bronx River Alliance for the International Coastal Clean Up Day. Great job making the Bronx just a little cleaner. ‪#‎buildOn‬‪#‎changetheworld‬ ‪#‎onebuildOn‬ ‪#‎BronxRiverAlliance‬
buildOn's service learning programs engage students in challenging urban areas and show them the limitless power they can achieve through community action.

buildOn Students Honored at Yankee's Stadium

On September 24, 2015 10 buildOn students were honored at the Yankee's game for completing a combined total of 3,000 plus hours of community service. Ivania Nunez, from BCSM, was honored for completing more than 200 community service hours.

buildOn Students attend Macy's Front Row Fashion Show

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Random Acts of Kindness at Bryant Park

On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 29 students from BLA2 and BCSM showed up-on their day off- for our random acts of kindness service project today in the heart of NYC: Bryant Park. We high fived strangers, shook hands, took pictures with people from different countries, passed out PB&J sandwiches, said Happy Wednesday to a lot of people, and explained buildOn to so many strangers. Today pushed us all out of our comfort zones, but I'm so proud of these young people from the Bronx. ‪#‎buildOn‬ ‪#‎changetheworld‬ ‪#‎actsofkindness‬ ‪#‎happyWednesday‬
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Photo Credit: Divin Mathew (Above Photo)

Upcoming Events for October

Parents and Staff Are Invited to Volunteer for the Cancer Walk!

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About Your Program Coordinator: Anthony Curtis

I am Anthony Curtis the Program Coordinator for buildOn at Bronx Leadership Academy II. As a former teacher for nine years in Chicago, I am passionate about empowering young people to change the world and live to be the best versions of themselves. Feel free to email, text, call, or Facebook me with any questions, concerns, or ideas on how we can partner with our students to help serve the Bronx community.