Join us in building Generation Entrepreneur aka “Gen E” – a diverse new generation of entrepreneurial leaders and changemakers.
Entrepreneurship education should be taught to every child in America, so they can become the CEOs of their own lives.
Schools in the U.S. must prepare students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. We must create a nation of innovators, not just consumers – students who can create, adapt, pivot, invent, and reinvent themselves throughout their lives.
Entrepreneurship education can help equip youth – particularly in under-resourced communities – to succeed in business, college, careers, and in life. Through entrepreneurship, students gain a powerful sense of ownership and 21st Century skills like critical thinking, innovation, and problem solving.
We envision a world where all students, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or zip code, develop the entrepreneurial skills and connections needed to achieve economic power and freedom. To achieve this vision BUILD.org, a national nonprofit organization, is leading the charge to ensure Entrepreneurship is taught to every student in every school in America. The Gen E Pledge is an opportunity for parents, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, cultural influencers, and young people who share this vision, to pledge their support.
Too many are being left behind in our winner-take-all economy, creating growing racial inequality, larger wealth gaps, and less opportunity for upward mobility. Meanwhile millions of students graduate from high school each year with a diploma from a 19th century education system, unequipped with the skills and mindset they need to succeed in a fast-changing 21st century workforce. Entrepreneurship Education Can Change This!
With a focus on racial equity, BUILD is committed to creating a world where students of color from under-resourced communities all across America are learning to think and act like entrepreneurs – with self-agency, voice, ownership, resilience, creativity, financial literacy, social capital, and 21st Century skills. Let’s use entrepreneurship education to inspire our youth to design a life of dignity, power and purpose!
Ajay Agarwal · Afdhel Aziz · Brandee Barker · Carolyn Betts-Fleming · Doug Brien · Emily Chang · John China · Mohamed Fahmi · Michael Farb · Dora Gougoufkas · Roy Hirshland · Suzanne McKechnie Klahr · David Peinsipp · Mike Portegello · Karl Jacob · Baratunde Thurston · Trish Walker
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
- 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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