December 19, 2013  |  11 comments

Knight Foundation supports the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to use technology to prepare students from low-income communities for today’s tech landscape. Below, Alice Horn, executive director of NFTE South Florida, writes about a national initiative to teach teens to code.

By Alice Horn

“Great coders ARE today’s rock stars”
-Will.i.am

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November 11, 2013  |  37 comments

This year’s World Series of Innovation is the biggest and most competitive World Series we’ve ever held. Students from around the world had the opportunity to submit their innovation to 11 challenges, ranging from beverage marketing plans to new technologies for education, in the hopes of winning the grand prize.

Students from nine nations including Algeria, Haiti, Austria, Chile and Thailand – more than 700 entries overall – shared their innovations this year and could win up to $10,000 in cash and prizes in the challenges.

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October 28, 2013  |  15 comments

Blog syndicated via Youth Entrepreneurship Council (YEC)

QUESTION: Name one characteristic about this generation or time in history that makes becoming an entrepreneur easier or more rewarding than ever before.

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25th Anniversary Gala


25 Years of Inspiration - NFTE's Dare to Dream Gala

What a wonderful night! Thanks to all who helped to make it happen!

May 7, 2013  |  808 comments

By Josh Flanders, NFTE South Florida Development Director

The statistics are staggering: there is a 16.2 % unemployment rate for American youth (ages 16-24), more than twice the national rate of unemployment. Even when young people stay in school, they face mounting debt and dwindling job opportunities. This is where NFTE comes in.

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South Florida Youth BizPlan Challenge


NFTE South Florida Youth Bizplan Challenge
Tuesday, May 21 2013
University of Miami School of Business
5250 University Drive, Storer Auditorium

All year, NFTE students have been writing and preparing their business plans for their companies. Join us as the top middle and high schools students compete before a prestigious panel of judges and an audience of top industry and educational leaders. These students have each completed NFTE’s entrepreneurship curriculum and will be competing for a chance to move on to the National Competition in New York City.

Global Young Entrepreneurs of 2013

NFTE is proud to honor the
Global Young Entrepreneurs
February 19, 2013  |  618 comments

By Amy Rosen

I had a wonderful experience today helping chart the course for bringing financial literacy to all young Americans. I joined the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability in presenting our findings to President Obama.

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