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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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Bridging Communities

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 Launches Second Annual Southwestern PA Youth Pitch Competition   To Bolster Entrepreneurship Education in Pennsylvania
BUILD.org Launches Second Annual Southwestern PA Youth Pitch Competition To Bolster Entrepreneurship Education in PennsylvaniaJanuary 31, 2023Official Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – January 31, 2023 – BUILD.org is excited to announce the Second Annual 2023 Southwestern PA Youth Pitch Competition happening on April 20, 2023. With […]Read More
BUILD.org Celebrates National Mentor Month
BUILD.org Celebrates National Mentor MonthJanuary 31, 2023Hear the Stories & Join the Community #MentorshipMonth To wrap up National Mentor Month, we invite you to explore some of our mentor stories and even sign up to be […]Read More
BUILD Metro DC End of Year Recap
BUILD Metro DC End of Year RecapJanuary 24, 2023Since the start of the 22/23 school year, so much has happened at BUILD Metro DC.    From teacher training in August, new partnerships with Higher Achievement and After-School All-Stars, […]Read More

VIDEO PREPARATION GUIDELINES

HOW TO RECORD

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

PRESENTATION TIPS.

- 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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