BUILD’s mission is to engage at-risk youth in the schools and on the streets so they can realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability, safety and well-being of our communities. BUILD’s primary objective is to ensure that every child has a bright future regardless of individual challenges or neighborhood barriers. To this end, we focus on communities and young people who face the greatest obstacles to success. By meeting youth where they are—in schools, in the courts, or on the streets—and addressing individual and social risk factors associated with living in challenged circumstances, BUILD helps young people develop the skills and resilience they need to become essential contributors to safer, stronger communities.