Give Back: Coach High School Students from Under-Resourced Communities in EntrepreneurshipGive Back: Coach High School Students from Under-Resourced Communities in Entrepreneurship

BUILD ( is a national non-profit that uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college, and career success. BUILD serves nearly 2,000 high school students across the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, and New York City.

The Regional Executive Director of BUILD in the San Francisco Bay Area is Ryan Oliver (Harvard AB ’98 HGSE ’99). Ryan invites Harvard Club members to serve as coaches, and support ninth grade students from Oakland’s Golden State Prep Academy as they prepare for BUILD’s city-wide Business Plan Competition. At the competition, students will sell products they have developed, present their business pitches, and reflect on their learning and growth from their first year of business operations. It is exciting and inspiring.

The location is Golden State Prep Academy (An 11-minute walk from Coliseum BART station).

Please sign up for at least two sessions, as experience shows that students and volunteers get the most value from each other with at least two visits. There will be a maximum of four coaches per session, so there are 10 total slots available for volunteer coaches.

Tuesday, April 30th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, May 2nd, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, May 9th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, May14th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, May 16th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Please use this form to sign up or ask a question.

You can also contact Rodrigo Alfaro, Director of Strategic Partnerships at