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BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success.
BUILD targets young people from high needs areas, and therefore works with communities that are disproportionately affected by the outbreak.
While our partner schools are closed, the critical needs of our young people still remain. Our staff is reaching out to each of our youth entrepreneurs, alumni, and their families to ensure they are receiving adequate food, income, and technology assistance and identify any gaps in resources. We’ve already begun exploring virtual mentoring, online college counseling, online selling events, and activating digital tools to keep our students connected and engaged in learning.
During these uncertain times, BUILD will be highlighting those everyday heroes who are supporting our communities in time of need.
Throughout the month of April, we are launching a new campaign to spread stories of positivity and hope across the nation called #BUILDHeroes. We will be celebrating those inspirational hero moments and the people who are going above and beyond to support the communities we serve in this unprecedented time including our teachers, mentors, students, parents, donors, and staff members #BUILDHeroes.
We are asking individuals to join together to make gifts in honor of these #BUILDHeroes and support their vital efforts.
These matching funds could go a long way in making up the difference in what was lost from postponing our spring fundraising events, so please consider a gift while matching funds remain and share with any of your friends and colleagues who were planning to attend Gala and support Fund-A-Future. Time is of the essence, since these funds may go quickly.
We have an opportunity to match gifts of up to $5K per individual and organizations can receive up to $100K in total through our partner Stand Together.
Amid tragedy, something beautiful is happening. People of all different backgrounds, beliefs, and situations are coming together in common cause to invest in and support one another.
We’re entrepreneurial. We’re resilient. And when times get tough, we must #KeepBUILDing.
Thank you again for your support for BUILD students in challenging times!!