BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under resourced communities and propel them to high school, college and career success. We teach students how to build a business and become the CEO of their own lives. Students grow in six core social emotional skills while working together in small groups to generate ideas, pitch for funding, and eventually launch a product offering. Our ultimate goal is to promote social equity and create a more diverse workforce for the future.
BUILD brings together a strong and supportive ecosystem to support our partner schools including: Educators, Parents, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, and Community and Youth Advocates – all focused on keeping students at the center. Together the community will unite and collaborate with BUILD staff and teachers.
“BUILD’s main strength is providing a space within the school where students work on “real life” skills while working in an environment that is conducive to next level thinking.”
“Before BUILD, I skipped class and my grades were horrible. I now get As and Bs. I am the CFO of my own business. I want to study math in college, and I want to be a banker. Thanks to BUILD, my dreams are now goals.”
“The most rewarding part of the BUILD experience was seeing the growth of the students in self-confidence, teamwork, and ability to engage with potential customers”
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