Join us in BUILDing
Want to help?
Join over 70 companies who are actively supporting
and engaging with BUILD’s work.
Each year, more than 500,000 students dropout of high school. Countless others remain disengaged in school, leaving too many students unprepared for success in the 21st century.
Entrepreneurship education can change this!
Since 1999, BUILD has used entrepreneurship education as a vehicle to tap into the potential of youth of color
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.
As a partner, you can be part of the solution to empower more youths nationwide
so they can be the CEO of their own lives.
Lead sponsorship of one BUILD event or student workshop.
Collaborate with BUILD on a custom volunteer experience to align with
the passions of your team.
Vote and provide feedback on student innovations.
Serve as a judge
Provide encouragement, ask questions, and provide feedback on student team pitches a panel of judges in a Shark Tank style setting.
Become a mentor
Business Team Mentors help BUILD students bring their ideas to life while growing their skills, confidence, and connections to the business world.
Become a Secret Shopper
Attend Sales Bazaars to ask student business teams about their products and evaluate their customer service skills.
Run a Skills-Based Workshop
Share your talents by providing skills-based workshops on branding, financial literacy, resume building, and more.
Interested in Becoming a Supporter?
- Develop self-agency
- Maintain resilience and grit
- Foster a growth mindset
- Pursue adaptability
- Build 21st Century “Spark Skills”
- Plan for economic mobility
- Improve technology skills
- Social capital & networking