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We Stand Against Racism

NFTE is a student-focused, equity-driven organization that works to empower youth and combat inequities in education, the economy, and our broader society.  We believe Black Lives Matter. We are committed to fighting institutional and individual racism in all its forms.  We believe entrepreneurship education and inclusive capitalism are vital strategies for building a more equitable society and promoting systemic change.

The New Normal

A few lessons we learned from a challenging spring responding to COVID-19 disruptions: NFTE teachers can really rock distance learning, virtual volunteering works (in fact, our volunteer business coaches and guest speakers are more important than ever) and the final round of a NFTE pitch competition is just as exciting online as it is in person.

Rethink Your Future

Have you been unemployed or furloughed due to the pandemic? Now may be the time to develop that great business idea you’ve always had. Consider Career Relaunch, our free, self-paced online entrepreneurship course for adult learners.

Alumni Stories

Meet some of the NFTE program alumni whose stories demonstrate the impact of youth entrepreneurship.

NFTE ignites the entrepreneurial mindset with unique learning experiences that empower all students to own their futures.

65%

of students now in school will fill job categories that don’t exist yet today.

World Economic Forum

1IN3

U.S. employers say they look for entrepreneurial experience in new hires.

Millennial Branding

100%

of net new job creation in the U.S. comes from new business startups.

Kauffman Foundation

37%

of minority youth in the U.S. are currently unemployed.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Stastics
90%

90%

of employers say it’s important or very important that the workforce have the kinds of entrepreneurship skills NFTE teaches

of NFTE alumni say learning to think like an entrepreneur helped them in school, in business, and in life

90% of employers say it’s important or very important that the workforce have the kinds of entrepreneurship skills NFTE teaches.

90% of NFTE alumni say learning to think like an entrepreneur helped them in school, in business, and in life.

SUCCESS STARTS HERE

Inclusive entrepreneurship education leads to
more equitable access to economic opportunity

SUCCESS STARTS HERE

Inclusive entrepreneurship education leads to more equitable access to economic opportunity

86%

EMPLOYED

86% of NFTE alumni are employed or actively engaged in furthering their education.

80%

CREDENTIALED

80% of NFTE alumni have earned or are earning a college degree or professional certification.

1 in 4

LAUNCHED

25% of NFTE alumni start at least one business and many go on to become serial entrepreneurs.

50%

BUILDING
WEALTH

50% of NFTE alumni report that they are earning more than the median salary in the U.S. today.

HOW WE DO IT

WE PROVIDE

flexible, project-based learning in classrooms, camps, afterschool programs, and online.

WE MAKE

learning more relevant and more engaging for students by integrating real-life experiences.

WE UNITE

communities, connecting students to business leaders who volunteer as coaches and mentors.

“It was by far, the most impactful and innovative class that I took in middle school and high school, hands down.”亚洲图片专区 —Kareem Oliver, NFTE Alum

“NFTE encouraged me to seek out connections beyond the traditional classroom and that transformed the way I interact with the world beyond high school.” —Jason Silveira, NFTE Alum

“Business professionals give students real feedback in NFTE coaching sessions.  That  helped me prepare for what’s really out there.”亚洲图片专区 —Joseph Taylor, NFTE Alum

HOW WE
DO IT

WE PROVIDE

flexible, project-based learning in classrooms, camps, afterschool programs, and online.

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“It was by far, the most impactful and innovative class that I took in middle school and high school, hands down.”亚洲图片专区 —Kareem Oliver, NFTE Alum

WE MAKE

亚洲图片专区learning more relevant and more engaging for students by integrating real-life experiences.

“NFTE encouraged me to seek out connections beyond the traditional classroom and that transformed the way I interact with the world beyond high school.”亚洲图片专区 —Jason Silveira, NFTE Alum

WE UNITE

communities, connecting students to business leaders who volunteer as coaches and mentors.

mindset-domain

“Business professionals give students real feedback in NFTE coaching sessions.  That  helped me prepare for what’s really out there.” —Joseph Taylor, NFTE Alum

Unique Experiential Learning

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in summer
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in online
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HOW YOU DO IT

HOW YOU
DO IT

It’s all about having an Entrepreneurial Mindset

NFTE students learn how to think and act like entrepreneurs, developing competencies in eight key areas

Critical Thinking

The capacity to apply higher- level, process-oriented thinking, consider an issue from a range of possible perspectives, and use that reasoning to make decisions.

Flexibility & Adaptability

The ability and willingness to change actions and plans to overcome present and future challenges.

Communication & Collaboration

The ability to clearly express ideas to an intended audience, including persuading others to work towards a common goal.

Comfort with Risk

The capacity to move forward with a decision despite inevitable uncertainty and challenges.

Initiative & Self Reliance

The power to take ownership of a project without input or guidance and work through obstacles independently.

Future Orientation

An optimistic disposition with a focus on obtaining the skills and knowledge required to transition into a career.

Opportunity Recognition

The practice of seeing and experiencing problems as opportunities to create solutions.

Creativity & Innovation

The ability to think of ideas and create solutions to problems without clearly defined structures.

Do you have the entrepreneurial mindset?

START YOUR JOURNEY

FOR STUDENTS/ALUMNI


It’s about owning your future. Launch a business and find opportunities via our alumni network.

FOR EDUCATORS


Prepare your students for college or career and empower亚洲图片专区 them to thrive in the innovation economy.

FOR VOLUNTEERS


Make time to connect with your community and make a real difference in the lives of young people.

FIND A NEW DIRECTION

Lost your job?  Want more financial security? Dream of owning a business? Grow your entrepreneurial mindset and build startup skills with NFTE Career Relaunch, a free online course for adults!

WHERE TO FIND US

NFTE is in 25 states across the U.S. and 10 countries around the world

Our donors make our work possible!

DONOR SPOTLIGHT

亚洲图片专区For 25 years, the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation has provided leading support for some of NFTE’s most important projects including the digital transformation of the curriculum, creation of the Entrepreneurial Teacher Corps, and the build-out of a multi-year entrepreneurship pathway. All of this enables NFTE to serve more students and teach the skills necessary to succeed in the future of work.

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