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BECOME A
MENTOR

CONNECT. ENGAGE. EMPOWER. INVEST IN OUR FUTURE.

As a mentor, You Will ...

Guide Students

as they learn about entrepreneurship and develop critical social and emotional learning skills.

Challenge Students

to step outside their comfort zone as they explore college and career aspirations.

Develop Relationships

that promote mutual trust and respect, which provide a source of stability for students.

Connect Students

to resources, new communities, and exciting career opportunities.

The Power of Mentoring

Research shows that students who build relationships with caring, consistent adult mentors set higher educational goals, have better school attendance, grow in essential interpersonal and emotional skills such as self-awareness and problem-solving, and are more likely to complete high school and succeed in college.

The positive impacts increase the longer the mentoring lasts! For example, 67% of young adults found their mentoring relationship very helpful if it lasted for a year or more, versus only 33% when the relationship lasted less than a year. This is why we’d love to see our mentor continue working with students throughout their high school journey.

Mentor Commitment at BUILD

Mentors work with students as they learn teamwork and collaboration skills, create and grow their businesses, pitch to investors, and manufacture and sell their products. No prior experience is necessary!

Where You'll Mentor for Business Teams

California

offers mentoring in Oakland, Redwood City, & East Palo Alto. Mentors meet with students every week, for 90 minutes per session. Commitment is October to June.

Boston

offers mentoring twice a month for 60-90 minutes in person at one of our partner schools. This is a full academic year commitment.

DC Metro Area

offers mentoring for 60 minutes, every other week during a regularly scheduled class session time.

New York City

offers in-school and virtual mentoring across the five boroughs. Mentoring takes place once a week for 60 minutes. New York City also offers group mentoring as an option. 

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ACTIVE LISTENER

CHALLENGE STUDENTS

Qualities of a BUILD Mentor

Read Mentoring Youth Matters by Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchell.

AUTHENTIC

LEND PERSPECTIVE

CONSISTENT & COMMUNICATIVE

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​

Follow positioning format Above

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