Growing Hope: Prevention

At BUILD, we grow hope and engagement with a wide array of school- and community-based programs that build the habits of success, spark interests, uncover talents, give kids a sense of accomplishment and empower them with the tools to resist risky behavior and make positive choices.
Academic assistance, life-skills workshops, social/recreational activities, mentoring opportunities and service learning projects ensure that youth have the chance to lead safe, productive lives in order to become the next generation of leaders in our communities.
of youth avoided gang involvement
of youth avoided using or abusing addictive substances
of youth were promoted to next grade
of Prevention youth who attended a life-skills workshop reported increased knowledge of healthy conflict resolution
of youth reduced suspensions or expulsions
of youth that reported needing assistance managing emotions increased those skills

In School Programs

Gang/Violence Prevention curriculum
Peace Circles
Violence Remediation

Out of School Programs

Academic assistance
Sports and recreational activities
Mentoring and leadership development opportunities
Brand BUILD entrepreneurship program
BLOCK 51 Youth Center
Arts Academy