Student Resources to Advance Equity


To be silent is to be complicit.

We stand with our students.

Racism is itself a virus that has infected the DNA of our nation from its birth. The fight for equal justice, equal access and opportunity continues to plague America.

If we want to move from a place of fear and hate, we need to treat others and ourselves with kindness, love, and compassion.

Students, you are not alone.

Read messages of hope and love from the BUILD family on our Opportunity Wall below.

BUILD's Opportunity Wall

The question now, in the midst of a pandemic, is how do we REBUILD.

Let’s stand together against racial injustice.

How Can You REBUILD?

Student Resources to Take Action and Learn More

Be Well

Take Action

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Need Support?

Be Well.

We are living in a moment where grief, anger, dissatisfaction, frustration and fatigue are common. The challenges we are facing are too big for any individual to bear.

Take time to take care of yourself and check in on others.

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

Because we need and deserve support.

Take Action.

When you are ready to fight back against a system of racism, oppression and injustice, take action.

Find resources that help you make change locally, nationally and globally.

Let your program team know how they can help you.

You ARE entrepreneurs.

You ARE change agents.

You got this and we got you.

A guidebook for youth activists that want to organize for change.

Young people are leading the movement for change. They are marching in the streets for equal rights. They’re standing up for people killed by guns. And they’re rewriting the script that tells us how to think, behave, and treat one another. In other words, young people are organizing.

Learn More.

Learn more about the history of our country so you can advocate for change.

Build a strong foundation of knowledge.

Knowledge is power.

How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time

Baratunde Thurston, BUILD National Board Member

Stories with Power

A social action reading list by Baratunde Thurston. It’s stories, not facts and figures, that ultimately create connections between humans and help us change. These stories have that power.

Need Support?

At this very moment, you may be thinking: “I don’t have this. This is too much.” and when you feel that, you let us know.

We are your community and we are here to listen, to advocate, to be your champions. You can always reach out and we will connect with you. Fill out this form.

Let’s bridge communities that cut across racial and economic lines.

Let’s build social capital to open doors to opportunity.

Let’s encourage our students to keep pushing, to keep stretching, to keep growing.

The power to change the world is within them and it starts now.

Together we can ReBUILD America to ensure a brighter future for ALL.