Since 2004, the students of Ryan Middle School in Queens New York have raised over $10,000 for their sister school, the Kirumba Primary School located in the Rakai District of Uganda. On May 9th, Brick by Brick visited Ryan to meet with students and share the progress we have made together. In preparation for their annual Earth Day Fair fundraiser, we discussed the work that Brick by Brick Construction is doing to combat deforestation by using environmentally sustainable construction methods. Shabieko Ivy, a senior at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, helped create and led the discussions with five Earth Science classes. Shabieko served as an intern for Brick by Brick as part of the International Youth Leadership Institute. The students at Ryan were fully engaged in a thoughtful discussion of how, with their help, Ugandans are building better schools, while preserving their precious natural resources.