BUILDing Futures: Education

BUILDing Futures through college and career readiness

BUILD helps inspire youth to look beyond the barriers in their lives  and re-imagine a future filled with opportunity and achievement. We equip participants with the tools and supports needed to graduate from high school (or equivalency), advance to post-secondary opportunities, develop leadership skills, and engage in civic engagement.

College Access: Education BUILD works with middle and high school students on personal motivation, academic improvement, college exposure, admissions and financial aid, vocational training, and career exploration to keep them in the educational pipeline and enhance access to postsecondary opportunities.

Career Readiness: BUILD increases the job readiness skills of our young people and connects them to additional resources and employers. Services include career assessments, resume writing assistance, interview skills development, workplace etiquette training, job searches and job placement.

Youth Leadership Development:  BUILD engages young people in youth council, leadership groups, and community service projects to enhance leadership skills, life goals planning and leadership skill building.

Scholarships: Are you a senior in high school who is going to graduate? Do you need help paying your college expenses? If you answered yes to these questions, contact Ebonee Shaw at eboneeshaw@buildchicago.org and learn how you can apply.

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of high school seniors graduated with a diploma
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of high school graduates enrolled in a post-secondary institution
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of high school seniors applied to postsecondary programs and financial aid/scholarships
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of students were promoted to the next grade
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of employment-aged youth who applied for employment or an internship were placed