5th Elevating Entrepreneurship Benefit


NFTE Chicago Alumni Profile

Toheeb and Jesus - T&J Soccer

Two years ago, Toheeb Okenla and Jesus Fernandez-Ortiz enrolled in NFTE as a senior and junior, respectively, Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois. They eventually designed a new soccer sock that featured a sewn-in pocket to allow players to insert the shin guard of their choice. From there, T&J Soccer was born. As the winners of NFTE’s 2013 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, Toheeb and Jesus have demonstrated their passion for soccer and business development.

2015 Citywide Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge



Meet the staff that are inspiring Chicago's young people to find their paths to success!

NFTE Chicago Staff


Scott Nasatir, Director

T&J Soccer

Jesus Fernandez and Toheeb Okenla
T&J Soccer
South Holland, IL
NFTE Class of 2013

NFTE Elevating Entrepreneurship Benefit

NFTE Elevating Entrepreneurship Benefit
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
5:00 - 7:45pm
Museum of Contemporary Art

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