This is an 11min short film I produced, shot & edited. Over the past year I have been spending time with this wonderful organization filming their students at work, as well as documenting their various community service activities.
The Young Detroit Builders are part of the Youth Build International program. This non-profit organization is recruiting at-risk high-school dropouts, training them in construction and providing them with the educational support needed to complete a GED program.
In it's 14-years of existence, the school in Detroit has graduated more than 800 students, helping many go onto attend college, and each one of them go out into the world with a greater sense of purpose; not to mention the confidence that comes along with having gained the skills necessary to provide for ones self, and his or her family.
Everyday the people at the Young Detroit Builders organization are doing amazing things with the youth of Detroit. Kids that the rest of society either forgot about or gave up on long ago. Please find it in your heart to donate some money, time or guidance to these great kids.
For more info please visit their website youngdetroitbuilders.org