Entrepreneurship is the spark. College, career and life success are the goals.

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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BUILD.org Announces Ten Semi-Finalists for the Second Annual Southwestern PA Youth Pitch Competition
BUILD.org Announces Ten Semi-Finalists for the Second Annual Southwestern PA Youth Pitch CompetitionMarch 23, 2023BUILD.org proudly presents the top 10 semi-finalist student teams that will face-off in the Second Annual 2023 Southwestern PA Youth Pitch Competition on April 20, 2023. Congratulations!   One Last Hope, Monessen High […]Read More
Black History Month 2023
Black History Month 2023February 28, 2023BUILD celebrated Black History Month by honoring and showcasing our talented students, educators, staff, and extended community for their achievements and entrepreneurial ventures. BUILDing racial equity matters. The work is […]Read More
Exploring Entrepreneurship Through BUILD — Q&A with Aury Fernandez
Exploring Entrepreneurship Through BUILD — Q&A with Aury FernandezFebruary 22, 2023BUILD showed me a lot of gateways when it came to my career path, especially the basics of becoming a professional in whatever field I chose. AURY FERNANDEZ As we […]Read More



1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right


- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

Follow positioning format Above

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