BUILD is a national non-profit organization committed to providing college access through youth entrepreneurship. BUILD Boston has programming at 6 Boston Public Schools. Mentors work with our students once a week for 90 minutes from October-June to help them develop their own businesses. These mentors take on a critical role in empowering these students inside and outside the classroom. BUILD mentors work in teams with our students to help them navigate through ideation, prototyping, pitching to investors, and marketing to finally selling their products. Through the entrepreneurship journey, mentors provide the support of a positive adult role model and help our students develop skills they need to be successful professionals like communication, collaboration, innovation, and grit.
Mentors meet with our students once a week for 90 minutes at our partner schools in Boston and work with them as they learn teamwork and collaboration skills, create and grow their businesses, pitch to investors, and manufacture and sell their products.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
P.O. Box 3316, Redwood City, CA 94064, US
BUILD's mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college, and career success.
BUILD empowers youth from low-income communities to excel in the classroom, on the job, and beyond by giving them an education in entrepreneurship. By encouraging students to develop their own businesses, BUILD extends traditional education beyond the classroom & provides students with real-world experiences. Intense involvement from the community and an operating youth incubator are central & distinctive components of the program.
We created a 4-year program that propels our students through high school & college. This program has 3 primary components:
Entrepreneurship. Students attend a daily class where they learn business basics, write & pitch their business, and manufacture & sell their products. The real-world application of math, writing & analytical skills motivates students who are otherwise at risk of failing classes and dropping out.
Academic & 21st Century Skill Proficiency. At our Incubator, we implement a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum that teaches 21st Century skills essential for success in college & the workforce. We provide students with tutoring, test prep, academic planning, and college advising.
Personal Support. 350 Bay Area mentors dedicate 20,000 hrs annually. The lasting relationships students form with mentors and BUILD staff foster a college-going culture and help students recognize their potential.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
BUILD School PartnersBoston, MA02111
April 12, 2021
Orientation or Training
Commitment: 90 minutes, once a week during a regularly scheduled mentor session time (same time every week) from October- June at one of our Partner Schools