Archive for September, 2010

YouthBuild Newark featured in TIME magazine video

YouthBuild Newark students and graduates at work in a TIME magazine video.

While we didn’t exactly make the cover of TIME magazine, we did make the home page of TIME.com.
In a piece linked to America’s rising high school drop out rate–only 68.8 percent of the nation’s students graduated in 2007–TIME reporter Jacob Templin shot a video of YouthBuild Newark students and alumni, which is posted on TIME’s website today.
The video, called “Giving Dropouts a Second Chance,” features interviews with our Executive Director Robert Clark and recent alumni Sara and Kayseem, who are among this year’s 103 YouthBuild Newark graduates. They were filmed working at a South Ward construction site, where they were renovating an apartment to be sold as affordable housing.
Watch the video here!