Bring BUILD to Your School

BUILD offers an innovative experiential learning course in entrepreneurship that allows students to start and run their own small business over the course of a school year. Get Started

BUILD Your Future is an entrepreneurship course that utilizes an experiential learning framework to allow students to start and run their own small business over the course of a school year.  Students grow in six core social emotional skills while working together in small groups to generate ideas, pitch for funding, and eventually launch a product offering.

BUILD is currently offered in seven districts across the country and is in the process of identifying additional school partners for the 2020-2021 academic year.

How to Become a Program Partner

After you apply, a BUILD representative will set up a time to discuss a program partnership at your school or community center. Once accepted into the BUILD cohort of schools and districts, partner schools receive the full-year BUILD Your Future curriculum, professional development for the selected BUILD teacher in your school, and ongoing support as students start their own businesses and participate in funding pitches.

The curriculum is designed for a teacher to serve as an advisor to students as they identify a target market, develop a product or service idea, and bring that product or service to market, earning real revenues and managing their business. Sessions may run for one semester or over the course of the year.

“BUILD’s main strength as a program is providing a space within the school environment where students are capable of working on “real life” skills while working in an environment that is conducive to next level thinking.”

-BUILD Teacher, Boston Public Schools

BUILD students manufacturing products to sell.

Your Formula for Success

The BUILD program is most successful when the following critical components are in place:

  • Dedicated teacher, whom BUILD will support
  • Dedicated classroom or lab space that allows for flexible, small group seating
  • Ability for students to sell products on school premises
  • Small budget for transportation to off-site events
  • Small budget for classroom materials

For more information on bringing the BUILD curriculum to your school, please complete a short interest form or contact