This holiday season, please consider supporting BUILD entrepreneurs as they develop the skills and confidence to build bright futures for themselves.
Jaquan is a student at High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media in Canarsie, Brooklyn. He is excited about being an entrepreneur because he can solve problems in his community and help people in need. Listen to Jaquan describe why he BUILDs:
On November 29th, students from the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media and the High School of World Cultures came together for BUILD’s first ever Hackathon! In just one day, our young entrepreneurs worked through the phases of Human Centered Design — empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test, and pitch — to create innovative products, services, and campaigns. The day culminated with a Pitch Competition. A panel of judges had the difficult task of selecting the top three business teams out of ten. Witnessing students present their creative ideas with confidence and clarity was nothing short of spectacular!
Words seem inadequate to capture the power and magic of the day, but BUILD staffers Kenya George and Decota Letman said it best:
“Today my WHY is taking on a life of its own. It is such a joy to watch our students’ creativity and innovation be supported in such big ways.” — Kenya George, Interim Co-Regional Executive Director and Program Director
“Three years ago I joined a tribe that would change the trajectory of my career in more ways than I could ever imagine. BUILD.org is not only a non-profit but a movement committed to serving underserved youth in the very communities I myself roamed as a teen from the South Bronx all the way to Canarsie, Brooklyn.”
Our kids are the future of tomorrow, literally and sometimes it takes a bit of reaffirming, uplifting, and opportunity for them to recognize the superpowers they innately possess.” — Decota Letman, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Thanks to board member Scorpio Rogers and Mercy College for hosting the Hackathon and to board members and professionals from Sumitomo Bank for serving as coaches and judges.
Thank you Wells Fargo for your continued support!
BUILD NYC was thrilled to receive a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo has been a phenomenal partner since 2017” stated Co-Executive Director Kenya George. “Not only has the Bank been a consistent and generous funder, but its employees have supported our student entrepreneurs as judges at numerous student competitions.” Wells Fargo is committed to building a more inclusive, sustainable future for all, and BUILD is honored to be one of the nonprofits it supports.
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
- 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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