Too many young people today drop out of school and struggle to break the cycle of poverty. Since 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has been empowering students to engage in school and find their own path to success. NFTE is the only global nonprofit organization solely focused on bringing entrepreneurship education to low-income youth, with 23 active programs in 10 countries. NFTE South Florida, launched in 2006 has become the nation's fastest growing program with over 30,000 youth served to date. NFTE students see the world differently. They find opportunity where before they saw only roadblocks. They recognize the relevancy of education and the importance of setting and driving toward personal, educational and professional goals. They become entrepreneurial thinkers, armed with the skills and tools to adapt to economic circumstances in good times and bad.
Hear from our students how NFTE has changed their lives. Visit nfte.com/southflorida to find out how to you can get involved!
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is dedicated to inspiring young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.
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We train young entrepreneurs. Khareem Oliver, winner of our Investment Panel on November 3, 2015, is a perfect example of a young person who begins to see their future differently by learning to think like an entrepreneur. In this picture, he presents his business, Find or Found, to a high-powered panel of judges.
Nurturing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurial Citizens
Nurturing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurial Citizens program promotes Youth Employment in Miami-Dade County by empowering young people to think like entrepreneurs while also engaging them in school and teaching them concrete academic and life skills. By implementing NFTE's Florida Standards-aligned, evidence-based entrepreneurship curriculum focused on experiential and project-based learning, 3,000 youth in middle and high school (grades 6 -12) in low-income neighborhoods will gain belief in a positive future and the 21st century skills needed to move Miami's workforce forward. Students participate in 65-hour in-school programming taught by certified entrepreneurship teachers to write a unique business plan with the support of business professionals from the community who volunteer as guest speakers, business plan coaches and judges.