Fostering Youth Entrepreneurial Success with BUILD
BUILD’s Challenge: By 2030, 65% of all jobs in the United States will require post-secondary education and training beyond high school. As the economy evolves, job growth and a stagnant graduation rate will result in a shortage of 5 million skilled workers across the country. We need to create a generation of young people who are prepared to thrive in an uncertain world equipped with the mindset and skills to adapt, pivot, invent, and reinvent within a digital, socially responsible society.
BUILD’s Solution: BUILD partners with under-performing public high schools with graduation rates far below the national average. BUILD targets students who have given up on school and, in some cases, have given up on themselves. The students they serve face complex barriers on their paths to college and future success. BUILD uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college and career success.
BUILD and Team4Tech Partnership Goals:
Create a digital platform for BUILD that:
- Allows current BUILD students to connect with one another and alumni for coaching and mentorship.
- Helps expand BUILD’s connections with key stakeholders in their communities to facilitate collaboration, connectivity, and engagement opportunities
- Grows BUILD’s reach and student opportunities