Some very important subjects like nutrition, financial literacy, and economics are often missing in today’s institutions creating a significant gap between where someone is and where they can be.
Using food growing as a guide, ReBuildUp is focused on Filling the Opportunity Gap for those starting out along with those who are older and have missed out on these three key subjects.
This year, we’re combining all the different ReBuildUp programs and networks into our very own Junior Junior College with the idea of paying students to learn instead of the other way around. This is a new venture on our part taking an unorthodox approach to education and we look forward to seeing how it all plays out.
Our Home & Class Kit can easily be added to an existing classroom taking up minimal instruction time to introduce some or all of these topics to students.
ReBuildUp Junior Junior College is based on the idea of paying students to learn instead of the other way around. It features both ReBuildUp’s Home & Class Kit and Growing Skills Course
along with giving students access to funding and resources in their area upon finishing the GSC to help them move forward onto bigger and better things during their year in the JJC.
Founded March 1st, 2014, we started out offering only financial literacy games. Our first year saw ReBuildUp’s games played by over 500 participants, many of them inner city youth, in over 37 events throughout the Greensboro-Triad region of North Carolina. We had our 50th event on August 29th, 2015. Food growing was added in the 2nd year as we shifted to working primarily with schools, especially those in food deserts. We have since expanded our programs to all ages.