CONNECT. ENGAGE. EMPOWER. INVEST IN OUR FUTURE.

AS A BUSINESS TEAM 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.

How can I join?

1

Application

  • Apply
  • Interview
  • 2 reference checks
  • Background check

2

Orientation

  • New mentor orientation
  • Ongoing training & support from staff and teachers

3

Opportunity

  • Expand your professional network
  • Attend student events
  • Attend mentor appreciation events in some regions

THE MENTOR COMMITMENT AT BUILD.

Business Team 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!

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.
By keeping connections made initially through the mentoring program, mentors can help support a student throughout their high school journey.

The Mentoring Effect; Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring, 2014

WHERE YOU'LL
MENTOR FOR
BUSINESS
TEAMS

Bay Area

Offers the opportunity to mentor a student business team twice a month for 60-90 minutes, either virtually or in-person, at one of our partner schools. Mentoring available in Oakland, Redwood City, & East Palo Alto beginning in January.

Boston

Offers mentoring weekly for 60-90 minutes weekly in person mentor sessions at one of our partner schools. This is a full academic year commitment.

DC Metro Area

Offers mentoring on an intermittent basis focusing on literacy coaching, business planning support and public speaking skills. 

New York City

Offers in-school and virtual mentoring across the five boroughs. Mentoring takes place twice a month for 60 minutes at one of our partner schools. This is a full academic year commitment.

Pittsburgh

Offers mentoring on a semi-regular, once per month basis to support students to prepare for pitch competitions.

Los Angeles

Offers the opportunity to mentor a student business team for 10 class sessions (2 in-person and 8 virtually), twice a month for 60-90 minutes at one of our partner schools. Mentoring available in the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, East LA, and South Bay beginning in January.

BECOME A BUSINESS TEAM MENTOR.

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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​

Follow positioning format Above

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.