September 30, 2011
I have volunteered with BUILD for four years helping high school freshmen to write a business plan and present it at a business plan competition to corporate executives and venture capitalists from the Silicon Valley. The experience has been awesome for me each year. Helping the students to realize their passion for business, challenge themselves to go beyond what they thought they are capable of, and make the decision that they will be the first in their family to go to college are what I find most rewarding about the experience. Each and every week, I truly have a sense that I am making a difference.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Helping the students to become more engaged academically and hearing about their successes later in their high school careers.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Help them expand to more schools!!
Volunteer & Mentored student entrepreneurs.