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WE BUILD PROMISING FUTURES for underserved high school students

"I really didn't know what talent I had. Now I feel like, wow, I really have made it a long way." Watch Story

YOU CAN HELP
students build successful lives by getting involved

BUILD NYC is an entrepreneurship program for high school students.  It’s like “Shark Tank” for teens. We teach students how to develop a new product they invent, build a business and become the CEO of their own lives. Our ultimate goal is to promote social equity and create a more diverse workforce for the future.

WHAT WE BRING

OPPORTUNITY

Our focus is on students at underserved NYC high schools.

EMPOWERMENT

BUILD NYC students launch real businesses while developing skills that prepare them for college and career success.

ACHIEVEMENT

99% of BUILD students graduate high school on time, and over 80% go on to college.

OUR IMPACT

1,000+

students served over
three years

600

skilled-based
volunteers engaged

150+

businesses
created

Get Involved

Feel free to contact us at nycvolunteers@build.org for more information

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