Empower Youth Entrepreneurs. Be a BUILD Mentor!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


BrooklynManhattanThe BronxNew York, NY 10036


BUILD is an innovative, college preparatory program. We use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success.

Volunteer as a BUILD mentor! BUILD Mentors are placed with a high school student team, coaching them through the process of launching real businesses. This makes school more relevant and fun! Mentors can come from any professional background - sharing your skill-sets with students inspires them to stay on the path to college success.

Interested in getting involved but can’t mentor weekly? BUILD has one-off and group volunteer opportunities as well. Please email Miranda Bellizia for additional information.

Here are some details on what a mentoring commitment looks like:

  • Location: Manhattan, Brooklyn or the Bronx
  • Time commitment: 1 hour, once a week (M-Th) (Group and Virtual options available)
  • Session runs: September 2016 - June 2017 (with winter and spring breaks)
  • 1 mentors assigned per team (1:4 mentor to student ratio)
  • Sites are accessible through public transportation

Get started! Fill out our online application here: www.build.org/volunteer

Got questions? Email us aNYCVolunteers@build.org


  • Business Development
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Relationship Building
  • Group Facilitation
  • Life Coaching

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour, one afternoon a week for one academic year

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