This year, NFTE NY Metro will deliver entrepreneurship education to over 3,000 students in 35 public schools located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. NFTE NY Metro will also support an active corps of 47 Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers (CETs) who will teach NFTE’s flagship Entrepreneurship program (grades 9-12) or the new Exploring Careers program for students in grades 6-9. Our current volunteer base consists of more than 100 entrepreneurs and business professionals with different backgrounds and expertise. This dedicated group of volunteers provides NFTE’s students with exposure to different industries and connects classroom learning to the real world. By lending your talent and time, you can present new perspectives on the NFTE curriculum to students. Your efforts will have a direct and lasting influence on the personal and professional successes of our young people.
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Our program model is classroom-based with entrepreneurship curricula that teach math and literacy skills in the context of building a business plan. The NFTE curriculum is taught in entrepreneurship classes or infused through various other classes. Programs are rigorous, experiential, and vital to students’ futures, and volunteers from local businesses share their expertise in our classrooms. At the end of the course, the students have a chance to compete for seed capital through a series of business plan competitions, from their classroom, to Regionals, to NFTE’s national competition held in New York City.
Our students come from low-income communities in major cities across the country, which are often plagued by crime, violence, and high dropout rates. Conversely, NFTE instills hope and improves students’ lives through entrepreneurship education. We teach skills relevant to the real world, and motivate students to stay in school and learn. When they realize how math and reading and communication skills can make or break their own entrepreneurial venture, their vision of the world changes. NFTE’s innovative and relevant program courses inspire them to graduate, go to college, and