Entrepreneurship is the hook. College and career success is the goal.

BUILD is an entrepreneurship program for underserved high school students that teaches them how to build their own business while becoming the CEO of their own lives.

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We connect our young entrepreneurs to a network of volunteer mentors from the business world who light a path along the way, creating access and opportunity.

Every year in America, there are half a million, brilliant kids dropping out of high school.

Entrepreneurship means opportunity – for the students BUILD serves and for all of us through a more diverse, equitable and interconnected community.

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Save The Date: BUILDFest National
Save The Date: BUILDFest NationalDecember 21, 2020Join us on March 25th, 2021 for the premiere of BUILDFest National: BUILDing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs where we’ll showcase regional finalists of BUILD’s COVID-19 Virtual Design Challenges with […]Read More
BUILD Supports Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act Launched by Congress
BUILD Supports Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act Launched by CongressDecember 4, 2020Congress just launched the Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act Read the Full Press Release “The Next Generation Entrepreneurship Corps program will aid in the small business recovery of distressed regions. […]Read More
Join BUILD’s Women Bridging Communities Event on December 1st
Join BUILD’s Women Bridging Communities Event on December 1stNovember 18, 2020As part of our #BUILDBridges Campaign, join BUILD NYC and our student entrepreneurs for a fireside chat with Lisa Price, the Founder of Carol’s Daughter, and Erica Culpepper, BUILD board member and L’Oreal’s General Manager, […]Read More

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