This graduation season, we are asking our supporters to celebrate our 100 graduates and 1,000 students with a contribution to BUILD's Power of 10 Campaign. With gifts in multiples-of-10, you can help BUILD propel its 1,000 youth entrepreneurs through high school to college success. BUILD started with just four students in one community; in the upcoming school year, BUILD will serve 1,000 students in three regions across the nation! That's cause for celebration!

The movement begins June 7 and concludes June 25. As you support us and spread the word to others BUILD can continue to:

  • In DC, 3 of our juniors graduated early and enrolled in college last year. Almost 90% of our graduating seniors this year have already been accepted to college.
  • Next year BUILD DC will have over 100 incoming freshman into our program - largest class yet!
  • Provide an enhanced curriculum that teaches 21st Century Skills students need to thrive
  • Boost students' academic achievement with 150,000 total hours of academic coaching and advising


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student Highlight

Name: Ariel.G, Class of 2013
College plans: Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University
Story: Ariel is a junior at Maya Angelou Charter School and CEO of Light Scents for Life, which manufactures its own line of scented candles. As keynote student speaker at our 2012 Competition, she showed the power of  BUILD when she remarked, “I am thankful to have had this wonderful experience at BUILD, that has pushed and challenged me in so many ways.  But to all the 9th and 10th graders out there, I know you are going to be challenged, but just stick with it. It will pay off !


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