“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember,
involve me and I learn.”– Benjamin Franklin
Whether looking for their first job or just getting resources for their personal projects, ReBuildUp’s Health & Job Curriculum seeks to bridge the gap between students and local businesses.
Now in our 7th year, our Math & Science themed programs teach the soft skills that first time employers and internship providers are seeking.
League summaries and links are available below.
Intended for 3rd-12th grades, the Food Growing League (FGL) lets students practice their MATH and SCIENCE skills with the hands on activity of competitive food growing at home or in the classroom. Once setup, it requires just 30 minutes once or twice a month (depending on Season) to plant and harvest and just 5 minutes once or twice a week to water. In addition to a flexible schedule, growing indoors can help improve your outdoor home and school gardens.
The GrowBuck League (GBL) is a Financial Literacy Math Lab, Attendance, and Job Training program rolled into one.
At the end of the season, the students’ financial stats can be reported online to see how well they did against other groups in the League. An internal scoreboard is available so players can see how well their doing in friendly competition with their classmates or neighbors.
The League of Solutions (LoS) is about players holding experiments to see which ones solve the problem of how to grow the biggest harvest. ReBuildUp provides a list of add ons that can be tested out by players using their bottle growers.
Players are encouraged to test out their own ideas for bigger harvests along with potential solutions for other problems they come across in their home, classroom, neighborhood, or school.
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.