Giving Thanks and Growing Dreams

Thanksgiving 2023

Happy Thanksgiving! As we gather around tables laden with delicious feasts, let’s take a moment to celebrate more than just the food in front of us. Today, we celebrate the incredible spirit that pulses through our communities—the spirit of transformation and innovation. At the heart of this transformative energy are our students, not merely dreamers but bold doers.


“I was most grateful that I could actually identify and analyze a problem. Then, helped that problem by creating a new product with my team members!” shares a BUILD student, capturing the essence of their entrepreneurial journey. These young minds are not only learning to dream big but are actively turning those dreams into reality.


Working collaboratively with friends, they discover the potential to initiate significant ventures. The words of a BUILD student resonate with promise: “Working with friends shows we could start a big business together.” This belief in their collective power is where the magic happens.

“The most rewarding part? Working with my friends. It shows we could start a big business together.” – BUILD Student


These words echo the potential of youthful dreams becoming reality.

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For them, presenting in front of people isn’t just about overcoming nerves—it’s about seizing empowerment. Crafting presentations they can be proud of instills a confidence that will undoubtedly shape their future endeavors.

“My favorite part? Creating a company that might actually happen.” It’s about nurturing the seed of possibility in every student and showing them that their dreams are not only valid but achievable.

As we give thanks on this special day, let’s extend our table to welcome more entrepreneurial dreamers. This giving season, consider becoming a mentor or volunteer, and offer your time, expertise, and knowledge. By doing so, you’re contributing to the growth and success of our future entrepreneurs. Together, let’s make a difference and empower the next generation of innovators. Happy Thanksgiving!



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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​

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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.