Building Blocks of Change

Earlier this year, the LEGO Group “made a commitment to stand together with the Black community against racism and inequality,” and selected SEO as a new partner and grant recipient.

We’re thrilled that this new grant will support our current SEO Scholars program and allow us to explore the feasibility of serving more students in more cities.

The partnership would not have been possible without the advocacy of the LEGO Group’s Head of Strategy in the Americas, and SEO Career ‘04 Alumnus, Byron Whitmore. At SEO, we have the saying “it’s not about you – it’s about those who came before you, and those who will follow after you.” Byron’s experience with SEO and continued belief in our work is the perfect example of that.

SEO programs help young people gain the skills and confidence necessary for lifelong academic and professional success and positive civic engagement – and they have a ripple effect that lasts for generations.  Thank you, LEGO Group, for generously supporting our mission of closing the opportunity gap for motivated and driven young people of color around the nation.