September 28, 2011
I have had the great pleasure of hosting BUILD's first Washington office, serving on its local advisory board and serving as a judge at its events. It is a fantastic organization with an outstanding record of results in keeping at risk students in high school, engaged and headed sucessfully to higher education. Unlike other programs, BUILD are not "cream skimmers" and can benefit any high schooler. When former BUILD students testify to their success in college and after it is difficult to keep the tears from your eyes
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
changing the lives of young people who otherwise were adrift and unlikely to graduate from high school much less go on to college.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
ensure it has sufficent financial resources to maintain its great programs and expand to many more schools.
Volunteer & Supporter of Washington DC operation.