Many of our nation’s leaders do not know the conditions of our K12 public school buildings and grounds.

We need students, teachers and community members to join a campaign to create a gallery of photos and stories about our nation’s public school buildings and grounds.

This gallery will be used to help build the public will for investing in needed school modernization, maintenance, repair and construction.

A call for students, teachers, and community members:


Take photos of current building conditions—what’s great and what’s not.


Post your photos and comments on how the building conditions affect your community, teaching, and learning on your Facebook page.


Tag your photos and comments to the Through Your Lens Facebook page gallery.

Through Your Lens, a collaboration of The 21st Century School Fund, Critical Exposure, and Healthy Schools Campaign will use these photos and stories to raise awareness of the importance of a safe, healthy, modern school building and grounds.