Elevating Youth Through Entrepreneurship


BUILD uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success.

Our Vision

BUILD envisions an educational system in which all students, regardless of background, are engaged and prepared for their personal and professional success.

Our Program

BUILD uses entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning to prepare high school students from under-resourced communities for success in a 21st-century marketplace.

BUILD Bazaaar

Business Plan Competition

Rooted in Community

See BUILD in Action

BUILD events are special in that they elevate the work of our students, mentors, and teachers. Its a space where students showcase their businesses and hone their presentation skills.



BUILD Metro DC is driven by a national network of stakeholders committed to youth development.

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