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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people to enhance their economic productivity by improving their business, academic and life skills.

NFTE teaches entrepreneurship using curriculum that corresponds to high school reading levels and complexity. The versatile curriculum can be used in a semester or year-long stand alone entrepreneurship elective course, in an after school setting, or integrated with economics, marketing, or other academic courses.

Founded in New York City in 1987 by Steve Mariotti, a former entrepreneur turned high school math teacher, NFTE began as a program to prevent dropouts and improve academic performance among students who were at risk of failing or quitting school. Combining his business background with his desire to teach at-risk students, Steve discovered that when young people from low-income communities are given the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, their innate "street smarts" can easily develop into "academic smarts" and "business smarts." Through entrepreneurship, young people discover what they are learning in the classroom is relevant to the real world. To date, NFTE has worked with more than 500,000 young people around the world.

For more information on NFTE, browse through the NFTE website.

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