If neither you nor your parents have ever set foot on a college campus, the path to Business 101 may seem mysterious. Impossible even. That’s one of the reasons BUILD takes hundreds of students on twice-yearly college trips. We believe our students—many of whom would be the first in their family to attend college—have what it takes to graduate from high school and succeed in college. By bringing them on all-expenses-paid college trips, we are helping them realize their future in higher education.
Students reconnect to BUILD and to each other during our annual Launch Camps, a multi-day (and fun) experience that lays the foundation for each school year through entrepreneurial team-building. Rising sophomores first entering BUILD’s Youth Academic and Business Incubator spend two nights and three days with their business teams and the BUILD staff reflecting on the previous year’s experience, preparing for the start-up phase of their businesses, reconnecting with their teammates and building skills to ensure success in the BUILD Incubator, high school and later in college. Rising juniors and seniors also meet at the BUILD Incubator each summer to advance their entrepreneurial, academic and personal goals and prepare for the next school year.