Build Greater Boston | Welcome
BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.
Building a Path Toward Success
How do you provide underserved young people with the resources they need to succeed? At BUILD, we do it by helping our students to start their own small businesses. As they reap the rewards – from keeping the profits to gaining self-confidence – they know there is a connection between hard work and creating a stronger community. They are excited to go to college.
The BUILD Program is not vocational education. Rather, it’s an in-school elective in 9th through 12th grade, taught by BUILD mentors and on-site teachers at partner public high schools. The program works like this:
- Students learn the basics of entrepreneurship while improving academic skills
- Students develop a business plan
- Students secure seed capital through a pitch to a Venture Capitalist
- Students run their own businesses
- Students concentrate on going to college
HOW YOU CAN HELP
2012 BUILDer Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship went to Alan and Harriet Lewis of the Grand Circle Foundation
1st Place Winner of BUILD Greater Boston Inaugural Business Plan Competition 2012 – “The Dream Team” with Jeff Glass from Bain Capital Ventures
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CAMELLIA NETWORK 80 A DAY CAMPAIGN
May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and Camellia Network is launching a campaign to raise awareness about the 30,000 young people who age out of the foster care system every year without the support of a family. SPREAD THE WORD to help!
Visit Camellia Network 80 A Day Campaign to learn more and send this to the 3 people in your life who are the best at offering encouragement and advice. Invite them to become a supporter in Camellia Network & put their “pick me up” skills to work for those who truly need it.