BUILD hosts annual Black Table luncheon

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago students got the chance to network with top professionals during the annual “BUILD the Black Table” event Monday.

BUILD stands for Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development.

ABC7 Chicago’s Jasmine Minor emceed Monday’s luncheon.

Obstacles fell to the wayside, and dreams became possible at the eighth annual BUILD the Black Table event.

“My mentor went through a lot of things, and he doesn’t let the bad things get to him,” said 14-year-old Dion Stamps, a BUILD student.

The event is a chance for middle and high school students from all over the city to network with top Black professionals.

Stamps said Monday helped him get one step closer to being a professional basketball player.

Read more and watch the ABC 7 broadcast here. 

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