We’re always grateful for the hundreds of individuals who volunteer as mentors for our students, but especially during #MentoringMonth. BUILD mentors are the backbone of our youth entrepreneurship program and work tirelessly to empower our young people to take control of their educations, careers, and lives. We could not do this important work without our mentors, so we were thrilled to be able to give special shout-outs on social media to a few (of many) inspiring BUILD mentors throughout the month of January. Enjoy this recap below. Special thank you to EY, for powering BUILD Boston’s mentoring program this year!
First up was Jim Madison, Partner at Foundation Management Associates who not only mentored Cendy Moliere throughout all four years of high school but has continued to mentor her through college and her career. Cendy followed in Jim’s footsteps when she enrolled and graduated from his alma mater, Bentley University. Take a look at their inspiring story below!
Next, we highlighted Heidy Castaneda, Senior IT Service Desk Engineer at GoTo who has been working with BUILD students to create businesses with a social justice mindset.
We asked Heidy, and all of our featured mentors, Why do you build?
We are so appreciative of our caring volunteers who guide, challenge, and connect with our students every day, and last month, we had an absolute blast celebrating them!