BUILD is an elective class where you learn to be CEO of your own business, and eventually CEO of your own life. Learn more here: https://sites.google.com/build.org/join/home
BUILD's Mission Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college and career success.
BUILD's Vision BUILD envisions a world where our educational system ensures all students, regardless of background, have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for personal and professional success.
What are the benefits?
· Gain hands-on experience running your own business
· Earn UC-approved A-G elective credit
· Work with mentors from Bay Area companies who will guide you in forming a business and pitching for funding
· Explore college and career interests
· Gain a support network of mentors, BUILD staff, and BUILD alumni across the Bay
· Develop the six Spark Skills of collaboration, communication, problem solving, innovation, grit, and self-management
BUILD - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This experiential, entrepreneurship-based curriculum is designed to equip 9th-grade students with the skills needed to graduate from high school, and to succeed in college and their careers. BUILD will guide them through the process of planning, launching and running their own small business. The curriculum is built around a core of BUILD’s six “Spark Skills”: Communication, Collaboration, Innovation, Grit, Problem-Solving, Self-Management. This is a hands-on project-based curriculum that allows a student to think creatively and create his or her own projects. Each experience in the curriculum is designed to maximize a student’s development of these skills Along the way, students are taught to apply the skills they learn not only to the running of their businesses but also to their academics, career and life goals. BUILD E2 is an experiential curriculum designed to build on what students learned in their first year of BUILD E1, equipping students with the skills they need to be successful in high school, college, and career. Students will continue to build the brand of their business ideas while beginning to explore college and career options that match their individual skills and interests. This class meets after school as an 8th period.