Simran Sidhu's TEDxPhiladelphia Talk
Executive Director of YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School Tells the Real YouthBuild Story at TEDxPhilly
In 2014, Executive Director of YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, Simran Sidhu, was asked to present at TedXPhiladelphia. In her powerful talk, Simran shares how YouthBuild students in Philadelphia are touching every part of the city--from restoring John Coltraine's house to maintaining the solar roofs of the Crane Arts Building.
In a city where nearly 40% of 9th graders are not graduating 4 years to not also invest in these highest hanging fruit means that we are just willing to give up on an entire chunk of an entire generation. And at YouthBuild, we are not. And we are consumed, in fact, with harnessing the potential of that 40% because in our opinion they are not part of the problem, they are the problem-solvers.