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WHY BUILD?

BUILD helps students become the CEO of their own lives

PROBLEM

A student's opportunity is too often limited by their zip code, race and class.

Our education system does not prepare students for our 21st Century workforce.

VISION

A world where all students—regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or neighborhood—have the opportunity to develop the skills needed for personal and professional success in the 21st-century economy 

MISSION

Use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success

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Students Served

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Mentors

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Youth Businesses

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Teachers Trained

Entrepreneurship is the hook.

College and career success are the goals.

how do we...

BUILD a Better Tomorrow

Keep Students at the Center

Bring the Spark

Bridging Communities 

Diversity & Social Action

Who we support...

Student ENTREPRENEURS

to support the diverse future leaders of tomorrow

MINDSETS

GROWTH MINDSET

ADAPTABILITY

SELF-AGENCY

RESILIENCE

SKILLSETS

21ST CENTURY SKILLS

NETWORKING

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

FINANCIAL LITERACY

what we teach

SPARK SKILLS
=21st CENTURY SKILLS

Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit and Self-Management

who we are

STUDENTS - TEACHERS - MENTORS - EMPLOYERS - COMMUNITY

BRIDGING COMMUNITIES

& creating social capital

why we build

DIVERSITY & SOCIAL ACTION

BUILD honors the dignity and worth of every individual and strives to create equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that have been historically denied social justice. We acknowledge and embrace the entire range of human experience, celebrating the nuance and insights diversity brings to our work because we believe it yields the greatest impact for students and best prospects for change.

We do not only speak of diversity, equity, and inclusion; we live by it. In our practices, policies, and organizational culture, BUILD works to foster a familial environment where we can bring our whole selves to our work knowing that we are enriched by differences in race, skin color, ethnicity, gender, age, nationality, physical abilities, mental and developmental abilities, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, educational background, work styles, political beliefs, cultural practices, perspectives, and passions.

At BUILD, we know that the people we work with, and the communities we serve, are our greatest assets and strengths. By respecting, valuing and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion, BUILD enhances our unique culture and allows for greater impact in the communities we serve.

BUILD’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

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