The LD Academy essentially includes a one-week Live Different Build experience within our greater 13-week program. This may involve working with or without a group of Build volunteers. You and your group will spend a minimum of four days building (similar to a typical Build) for a local family or community group. This experience gives you the opportunity to work alongside other Academy students, a family, the local community members, and possibly other Build volunteers to complete a project. Since you will be on the ground for an extended amount of time, you will have the opportunity to get more involved than our usual Build groups – this may or may not include a briefing of the selection process, preparing the land and cement pad for the structure (house, school, community center, etc.) or maybe even some follow-up.