Empowering Today's Youth
USA Today, March 26 2011
Written by MediaPlanet
Chicago native Rodney Walker faced obstacles that would have defeated most of us. At age five, Rodney and his siblings entered the foster care system, and over the next 13 years he was placed in 15 different homes. For a brief time, he was even homeless. All those moves meant 10 different schools. Connecting to teachers, role models, and his school work was next to impossible. Rodney was on the verge of dropping out when he discovered the entrepreneurship class at his final high school.
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) inspired Rodney to pursue educational opportunities, start his own business, and succeed in life.