We’re excited to welcome Gina Mittal to the BUILD team this week! Gina is our new Community Engagement Manager and will oversee our mentoring program. She holds an MSW and brings a wealth of experience in youth development and community engagement to the table. Our students and mentors couldn’t be in better hands.
Gina was drawn to BUILD because of our emphasis on experiential learning.
“Youth become disengaged in school because it feels so abstract and intangible, but BUILD’s model makes learning concrete,” Gina says.
She also appreciates BUILD’s straight-forward incentive system for students to take their education seriously…earning profits!
“Teens want to earn money, and I love that BUILD incorporates that into the program.”
Like so many BUILD staffers, Gina is also an entrepreneur at heart. She is a metal smith & jewelry maker and has a small online shop where she sells her creations. We think she’ll get along well with students from Double Glam and OFB – the two jewelry teams in our youth business incubator. We can’t wait to make the introductions.
Welcome to the BUILD family, Gina!
Want to join Gina on the BUILD team? We’re hiring a Youth Entrepreneurship Program Manager to oversee our youth business incubator.