Email Template for family & friends:
I hope this message finds you doing well. Thank you for previously showing interest in BUILD the organization I work for. I just wanted to reach out on a one-on-one basis to gauge your interest and see if there was a particular opportunity I can give you more details about. Our highest need right now is for our weekly mentoring program. If you recall, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with high school student groups in helping them develop their very own businesses from the ground up! This is a once a week commitment for 1.5 hours and runs through the academic year (approx. September – June.) If this is a role you are interested in learning more about, please reach out to me directly and fill out our mentor application at www.build.org/mentor.
Thanks again for your interest and support of BUILD, I looking forward to connecting with you!
Email Template for cold outreach:
I [work for/volunteer with/am connected to] an organization called BUILD a non-profit organization in service to under-resourced high school students across the (add region)! Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college and career success. By helping students develop and run their own small business, BUILD supplements traditional school with critical skill-building for the future.
Each year BUILD engages 400+ volunteers here in the (add region) who develop meaningful and supportive relationships with these rising entrepreneurs. BUILD is currently seeking passionate and committed mentors to bring on for the 2021-22 school year (beginning this Fall).
Mentoring is a weekly commitment of 1.5 hours one evening a week. Training is provided, and mentors have access to an awesome network of volunteers from around the (add your region). If this is an opportunity your organization/school/class would be interested in learning more about, please reach out to me directly and fill out our mentor application at: https://build.org/mentor
I hope you’ll consider joining and please do spread the word!
I’m thrilled that you’re interested in BUILD’s mission and excited to work with our young BUILDers! The information you requested is below.
Below you will find a brief description of our mentor opportunity as well as directions regarding next steps.
Be a BUILD Mentor!
Mentors meet with our students once a week for 60-90 minutes at our partner schools in (add region) and work with them as they learn teamwork and collaboration skills, create and grow their businesses, pitch to investors, and manufacture and sell their products. Commitment: 60-90 minutes, once a week during a regularly scheduled mentor session time (same time every week) from September – June.
If you are interested in being a BUILD Mentor, please fill out our mentor application, which enters you into our system as a potential mentor. Once the application is completed, a BUILD Staff member will reach out.