In this section we provide a variety of resources for those interested in improving the lives of young people through innovative approaches to education, as well as those who are beginning their journeys to business ownership.
The numbers are sobering. Over 1.2 billion people in the world are between 15 and 24 years of age, a growing number that amounts to nearly 17 percent of the world population. And between 2008 and 2011, the youth unemployment rate saw its largest annual increase on record; it rose from 11.8 to 12.6 percent.
Greg Malkin was a successful entrepreneur for almost 30 years before he decided to share his passion for business with students.
Greg has wanted to be his own boss since his high school days when he spearheaded an effort to sell ads in school flyers to local businesses.
As an undergraduate at MIT, Greg started a specialty advertising business to help pay for his college tuition. “I enjoyed selling door to door and I loved the thrill of the close,” he says.
NFTE publishes several books that can guide you through the process of developing a business plan. Visit http://www.nftetechnology.com/products for more information and to purchase materials.
Your Assignment: Grow the Global Economy
Entrepreneurship education for all youth
Our teachers have access to a variety of professional development opportunities, learning workshops and teaching tools, such as:
Our award-winning, innovative and experiential program teaches young people critical skills such as reading, writing and math while they learn the steps to write and defend a business plan based on their own original idea.