Convert-A-Bag, a BUILD Boston high school student team, was developed by students for students. It's a 2 in one bag that converts from a messenger bag to a backpack. We strive to make a bag that is professional and informal. Perfect for any occasion.
BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success. Our program staff work with youth based on a set of Core Values and Guiding Principles.
Every year in the United States, 1.3 million young people drop out of high school. How many is 1.3 million? It is as though the entire city of San Diego dropped out of high school. Every year. Year after year. Unless something drastic changes, within a decade, the number of dropouts will have exceeded the entire population of New York City.
Most of these young people drop out because they’re bored. Knowing this, BUILD addresses the crisis with a four-year, hands-on entrepreneurship training and college preparation program that makes school engaging and relevant—and consequently motivates students to succeed.
It’s working. To date, 99 percent of BUILD seniors have graduated from high school and been accepted to college.