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Be a BUILD MENTOR and change a life!

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BUILD

BE A MENTOR. CHANGE A LIFE!

Did you know that 8,300 students drop out of high school each day? Of those that drop out, 47% blame boredom and a lack of motivation for their decision. And 70% believe that they could have graduated with the right push.

WHAT CAN YOU DO? Ignite the spark by becoming a BUILD mentor by sharing your wisdom, experience, and expertise to impact the lives of high school students in under-resourced communities. As a BUILD mentor you will help students create, market, and manage a business and equip them with the skills they need to not only graduate high school but go on to college success.

ABOUT BUILD: Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of disadvantaged students and equips them for high school, college and career success. To date, 99% of BUILD seniors have graduated from high school and 95% of those that graduate, have been accepted to college.

AS PART OF THE BUILD MENTOR COMMUNITY YOU WILL:

  • Support and inspire our students to get on the path to college!
  • Work alongside like-minded, community-oriented mentors from across the Bay Area
  • Receive training and support from the BUILD community

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A passion for working with high school students
  • A strong value for higher education

COMMITMENT: 90 minutes, weekly or biweekly during a regularly scheduled mentor session time (same time every week or every other week) from January - May at one of our Partner Schools.

LOCATIONS:

Mentor at 1 of our 6 partner high schools:

  • Golden State Preparatory Academy
  • Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy
  • MetWest High School

GET STARTED:

  • Fill out our online application at: www.build.org/mentor


BE THE SPARK FOR BAY AREA YOUTH AND BECOME A BUILD MENTOR!

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About BUILD

Location:

P.O. Box 3316, Redwood City, CA 94064, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1624 Franklin StreetOakland, CA 94612

(37.80576,-122.2682)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

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