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 Interim CEO Announcement
BUILD Interim CEO AnnouncementFebruary 28, 2024On behalf of BUILD.org’s Board of Directors and the entire BUILD team, BUILD would like to inform our community of a transition within our senior leadership team. Thais Rezende, was […]Read More
Black History Month 2024
Black History Month 2024February 23, 2024BUILD 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
Celebrating Mentorship: Leigh Mason’s Journey with BUILD.org
Celebrating Mentorship: Leigh Mason’s Journey with BUILD.orgFebruary 16, 2024In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on Leigh Mason, BUILD California mentor for the last eight years. Leigh’s journey with BUILD exemplifies the transformative […]Read More

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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​

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Download a Sample of Our Curriculum

Fill out this form to receive a free sample of our curriculum and to receive occasional email updates on how to bring BUILD to your community.