Through a design-thinking process, students identify a social problem, examine the root causes to that problem, and then utilize entrepreneurial methods to create a market-based solution.
Imagine what we could accomplish if we equipped young people with an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to build the life they want, instead of settling for the life that is handed to them.
BUILD delivers a turnkey curriculum that integrates entrepreneurship, STEM and design-thinking to equip students with 21st century skills necessary to create market-based solutions to social problems. Partner with us to join the ranks of innovative and cutting edge schools nationwide transforming their students into proactive leaders of the future.
A flexible 20-lesson program that can be integrated into an existing class or facilitated afterschool and is designed to help students:
This program consists of a yearlong, 24-unit turnkey credit-bearing curriculum designed to be taught during the school day. Students:
This program consists of 18 units that are designed for schools that have implemented Social Entrepreneurship 1.0 and have advanced students launching ventures. The yearlong course is designed to help students:
There is no deadline. It all depends on how easily and quickly your school and school district can approve new curriculum. The BUILD program can launch based on your schedule. Please complete the interest form and let us know your schedule.
BUILD uses a train-the-trainer model and partners with a teacher on campus to teach the curriculum. Virtual teacher training is conducted annually before the school year begins, and teachers receive dedicated staff support and on-call assistance throughout the year.
Nope! BUILD offers a turnkey proprietary curriculum that has activities and lesson plans already built in.
The curriculum is designed specifically for grades 8 – 12. Our team has supported all kinds of schools – charter, private, public, independent, Montessori, etc. Our courses have also been used in afterschool programs and community centers.
Explore is a flexible 6-unit, 20-lesson program that can be taught during the school day or after school. It’s up to individual teachers to determine how long it takes their students to grasp the contents of each lesson.
Social Entrepreneurship 1.0 is a year-long, 24-unit curriculum that is taught during the school day. While less flexible than our Explore curriculum, it gives students a more comprehensive and thorough understanding of social entrepreneurship.
Social Entrepreneurship 2.0 is a year-long, 18 units that are designed for schools that have implemented Social Entrepreneurship 1.0 and have advanced students launching ventures.
The Explore program fee consists of a one time launch fee, annual licence fee and professional development and support for the educator fee.
The Social Entrepreneurship 1.0 program fee consists of a one time launch fee, annual licence fee and professional development and support for the educator fee.
The Social Entrepreneurship 2.0 program fee consists of an annual licence fee and professional development and support for the educator fee. The $5,000 one time launch fee is waived as Social Entrepreneurship 1.0 is a prerequisite for this program.
Some do, and some do not. The end goal is for students to see themselves as change-agents, entrepreneurs, and innovators ready to tackle any problem they are passionate about, whether during the program or beyond.
BUILD partners with public, private, and charter schools. Here are some of our current partner schools:
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