Are you ready to BUILD?
Through the empowering experience of running a real business, students demonstrate increased proficiency in six critical competencies we call Spark Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit, and Self Management. Most importantly, BUILD students develop a vital sense of self-agency over their education and careers.
BUILD currently serves thousands of students in New York City, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC with our 4-year model. Our continued growth is through our 1-year programs and virtual offerings nationwide. Our 1-year programs provide a turnkey experience for educators throughout the country with professional development and ongoing support.
- Experience two powerful one-year programs that can be delivered as credit-bearing classes in grades 8 – 12.
- Ideate, create a pitch for funding, and run a real business
- Learn financial literacy, marketing, and scale a business
- Build social capital and regularly practice newly learned 21st century skills