What we are made of
Hey America, it's time to look closer and listen harder. Because there's a powerful story within each of us. We're a generation living in challenging times, but we're still thriving, overcoming the obstacles the world sometimes throws at us–Isolation. Anxiety. Poverty. Racism. We're more than what meets the eye, so take a minute to find out what we’re really made of—and join the community of support that's helping us succeed.
We’re overcoming personal challenges and confronting systemic barriers like racism, discrimination, and exclusion. Click below to see the stories behind every stat.
of current high school students say that feeling stressed makes it harder for them to learn and do their best in school. DePaoli, Atwell, Bridgeland & Shriver, 2018
of 4th- through 12th-graders from areas affected by Hurricane Katrina qualified for a mental-health referral. Osofsky, Osofsky, Kronenberg, Brennan & Hansel, 2009
of young adults are disconnected from school and career options are at risk of not achieving a productive adulthood. Belfield, Levin & Rosen, 2012
Now Available in Augmented Reality!
Explore Nasje’s and Anais’ portrait through an online augmented reality experience right on your phone or tablet. The app will animate elements of the mosaic, and you’ll be able to interact with the artwork to learn more about the pictured student.
We come from small communities and large cities across America. We have different backgrounds and experiences, but we share a common belief. Young people who face challenges in life can be resilient. They just need someone to believe in them and see their potential. Get to know our stories and see what we’re made of.