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BUILD - Mentor a Student, Change a Life

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  • hillary_aitken
    BUILD is an innovative four-year business-focused college preparation program for under-resourced, under-represented high school students. To date, 100% of
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 24, 2009
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      BUILD is an innovative four-year business-focused college preparation program for under-resourced, under-represented high school students. To date, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college. This is only possible due to the amazing mentors who work with our students. We need to recruit over 100 new mentors for the following opportunities:

      ENTREPRENEURS 1 (E1) MENTORS

      E1 Mentors provide guidance and facilitate teams of 3-5 students (freshmen) in their efforts to define a business idea, write a business plan, and create an accompanying slide presentation. The year culminates in a business plan competition before a panel of judges drawn from leading Bay Area academic, business, and investment communities. Mentors work in conjunction with BUILD staff and teachers to round out the business learning and projects that the students undertake.

      Time commitment: 1.5 hours per week from 5:30 - 7:00pm from October - May
      Evening of the week: Your choice, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
      Location: Partner school campuses (in Oakland and on the Peninsula)

      INCUBATOR MENTORS

      Incubator Mentors work with a team of 3-5 students (sophomores or juniors) who have completed E1 and are eligible to receive funding to implement their business ideas. Mentors serve as active advisors in their company's initiation and growth.

      Time commitment: 1.5 hours per week from 5:30 - 7:00pm from October – May. We also have a 3:30-5pm time slot available in Oakland
      Evening of the week: Your choice, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
      Location: The BUILD offices, either on the Peninsula or in Oakland

      WHY MENTOR

      Being a BUILD mentor is a chance to truly connect to your community. While mentoring a youth business team puts you in a position to make a real difference in the life of some very talented and entrepreneurial teenagers, you'll also be joining a diverse team of highly motivated business professionals from all industries in the Bay Area.

      "My mentors taught me to have hope and dreams, because if you work hard enough, they can become true." -- Laura Monje, East Palo Alto High School

      "What makes the BUILD experience stand out is the personal connection with the students. In past experiences, I felt like I participated, but did not make a significant difference. With the BUILD students, I really feel like I have the ability to affect change and to open their minds to new opportunities and experiences." -- E1 Mentor


      For more information, please contact Hillary Fernandes, Volunteer Coordinator at hillary@... or 650-353-4094, or www.build.org
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