This holiday season, I’m thankful to be a mentor with BUILD Bay Area, a nonprofit that uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success. Please join me this Giving Tuesday, Dec 3rd through Dec 31st and consider giving to this cause that means so much to me by giving the gift of access and opportunity. Every dollar counts, take a look at your impact below:
$250 = Seed money for a BUILD student business.
$100 = Support a workplace visit for one BUILD student business.
$50 = Provide healthy snacks for a BUILD class mentor session.
$25 = Sponsor prototyping funds for a BUILD student business.
BUILD’s proven, national four-year program model provides hands-on learning, by empowering students to run their own businesses. BUILD supplements traditional classroom instruction with real-world experiences and the development of critical 21st-century skills. As the applicability of school to the outside world becomes clear, and as students grow in knowledge and self-confidence, BUILD stimulates their motivation and challenges them to set high expectations for themselves. BUILD students transition to college or other post-secondary options with the skills needed to persist in higher education and to be successful in achieving their long-term career goals.