Wednesday Sep 7, 2011 by Ayele Shakur - Regional Executive Director, BUILD Greater Boston
BUILD Greater Boston is gathering a select group of entrepreneurs and professionals from many fields to mentor student business teams in some of Boston’s lowest performing high schools.
BUILD is an exciting 4-year college prep program that uses entrepreneurship to motivate disengaged students to excel academically, graduate from high school, and attend college. This real-world business experience makes school relevant and motivates them to succeed. To help them become college-eligible, students also receive tutoring, test prep, mentoring, and advising for their school-work and college planning. Entrepreneurship is the hook—but college is the goal. 100% of BUILD seniors have been accepted to college, with 91% accepted to 4 year colleges and universities.
Now in their final month of mentor selection for school sites in Charlestown, Dorchester, and Brighton, BUILD staff is looking for passionate, talented, and committed professionals and entrepreneurs to join an already impressive collection of mentors. Current mentors include teams from our corporate partners— Advancit Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Google, Akamai, National Amusements, Goodwin Procter, Staples, State Street Corporation, Mintz Levin, and John Hancock Financial Services—and some of the most creative entrepreneurs from MassChallenge and the Cambridge Innovation Center.
Only 25 mentoring positions remain. If you know a high-powered and committed professional who may qualify, invite them to apply through the following on-line link: