Today's photo comes from Brooks Wallace with the Staples corporation. Wallace had this to say about it: "Cristhian Bellasorio of Charlestown High School practices his elevator pitch to BUILD mentor Slava Menn (far right, blue shirt) and Staples associates Pat Bassermann (orange shirt) and Kim Salemme (purple) of the Staples Product Marketing group for their project to create 'solos' – wireless fuzzy music headphones to keep the ears warm." --- Would you like to participate in our Photo of the Day feature? E-mail your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org (or text it to 781.715.3584 or upload it to our community gallery), and try to include a little bit of an explanation, if possible. Photo of the Day is by readers, for readers, and we will publish …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Former radio personality and youth worker runs entrepreneurship center at Bunker Hill Community College.
Elizabeth Miranda recently combined an enduring passion with an old one by volunteering with the BUILD program at Charlestown High School. By day, she runs her own event planning business and acts as the coordinator for the Community Center for Entrepreneurship at Bunker Hill Community College. But, around 3 p.m. some days, she shuttles over to the high school to teach potential drop-outs the ins and outs of business. On one recent Wednesday, she sat at a crowded table with students in the high school’s library to guide them through the business math required to find the cost of building a s’more. The math—or it’s kind, anyway—is something Miranda has experienced during her time as an entrepreneur. After her education a Wellesley College, …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Mentors and the BUILD program teacher Edson Cardoso teach Charlestown students about the concept of "Cost of Goods Sold" through the aid of a tasty snack. This video is part of a series on the BUILD program.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Build CEO and Founder Suzanne McKechnie Klahr visited Charlestown High School this week to see students benefitting from the education program she pioneered. This video is part of a series of stories that started Thursday with an overview of the program.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
California program comes to Charlestown, aims to transform low-achievers.
Late on a Wednesday morning, Suzanne McKechnie Klahr entered a Charlestown High School classroom to meet a group of students benefitting from a four-year education program that she pioneered. The California entrepreneur founded BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending and Development) 13 years ago as a way to help underperforming students succeed. The program teaches entrepreneurship to keep youths engaged who might otherwise drop out of school, and instead, consistently sends them to college. The multi-million dollar program engages students by asking them first to come up with a product, then to seek investors, and, ultimately, to run a real business. “This is definitely your chance to really be able to do something incredible,” …