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Cause Area

  • Children & Youth


P.O. Box 3316Redwood City, CA 94064 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives!


BUILD is supporting six LAUSD schools with the delivery of our business and entrepreneurship curriculum. Throughout the school year students will learn design thinking, form business teams, and develop an advanced prototype of a product to sell! BUILD recruiting volunteer business team mentors to support students as they form their business teams. Business team mentors are professional mentors who support and motivate a youth business team, provide recommendations for a company's vision, growth, and goals for the year, and build strong relationships with students. The volunteer commitment entails attending attend 10 class sessions throughout the second semester of the school year, 2 in person, 8 virtually.


Would you recommend BUILD?
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by Caitlin H. (March 23, 2010)
BUILD is an amazing organization that really makes a difference in the lives of under-resourced high school students in the Bay Area and Washington, DC. The students are so impressive--they complete 30-page business proposals and actually run their own businesses, even presenting their plans to venture capitalists to get seed funding--and 100% of them get into college. BUILD has a number of volunteer opportunities that are all very rewarding and impactful, including serving as a business mentor or judge in the Business Plan Competitions. I volunteered as an academic tutor for 2 years and I just started volunteering full-time with the organization as a fundraiser. I was so impressed with the students, staff, and volunteers when I tutored and I am so glad to be able to support the organization now by helping write grants and cultivate donors. I would recommend BUILD to anyone who wants to volunteer and make a difference.

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