Mission and Values

Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college, and career success.

Our program staff work with youth based on a set of Core Values and Guiding Principles.

Core Values

  • BUILD sees value and opportunity in marginalized youth that others often do not.
  • BUILD views entrepreneurship as a vehicle to higher education, not an ultimate destination.
  • BUILD matches high expectations for students with a “can-do” problem-solving approach.
  • BUILD operates at the axis of absolute authority and unconditional love.
  • The BUILD program is different from most high school programs.

Staff Guiding Principles

  • Entrepreneurial Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Belief in the Power of Youth
  • Relentless Pursuit of Excellence
  • Strengthening the BUILD Family

Student Testimonials






BUILD Headquarters: 2385 Bay Road •  Redwood City, CA 94063

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