BUILD's First Gen Design Challenge

Youth-driven solutions to help first gen students improve their mental wellness.

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Because I am the first in my family to go to college, I feel

What if instead, you could feel empowered and in control?

Because of I am the first in my family to go to college,

I feel

What if instead, you could feel empowered and in control?

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Discover how to start a business and make a difference.

Through this challenge, you will answer this key question:

How might we help first-generation students improve their mental wellness in order to manage the stresses of college life?

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We believe in the power of your ideas and your ability to solve real problems.

First generation students may find it difficult to feel included socially and academically due to different cultures of home and college. Join over 15,000 youth to help find solutions and BUILD a better future for all.

TYPES OF SOLUTIONS
Product

A product is anything you make and sell

Service
A service is providing help to fill a need
Campaign
A campaign is an action to achieve a political or social goal

Your Idea Here

TYPES OF SOLUTIONS
Product
A product is anything you make and sell
Service
A service is providing help to fill a need
Campaign
A campaign is an action to achieve a political or social goal

Your Idea Here

How This Challenge Works

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Empathize

Walk in your client's shoes

Define

State your client's needs and problems

Ideate

Dream up solutions to your client's challenges

Prototype

Make a model of your solution to show

Test

Try your solution out with others

Pitch

Present your idea for cash prizes and bragging rights

Are you ready to BUILD?

Get your tools!

WE

invest in you...

YOU

invest in your community!

WHAT WILL YOU BUILD?

WE

invest in you...

YOU

invest in your community!

WHAT WILL YOU BUILD?

Now is the time!

We need you more than ever because your ideas and inventions will create the future.