Washington, D.C. —June 9, 2010—The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has been awarded the 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) in the mathematics category for the curriculum “Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future.” Written by NFTE founder Steve Mariotti, the curriculum teaches the fundamentals of mathematics as well as offers a comprehensive guide to developing a business plan, giving students a chance to apply math skills to real-world business scenarios.
“NFTE’s mission has always been to correlate fundamental skills taught in school, like math, with business skills, so students can see and apply the real life value of what they’re learning,” said Steve Mariotti, founder of NFTE. “NFTE is honored to receive this distinguished award for NFTE’s Math Curriculum from AEP, and we’re thrilled to offer award-winning curricula that prepare students for success in business long after their time in the classroom.”
NFTE’s winning math curriculum focuses on critical basic business skills including business communications, negotiating, business ethics, social responsibility, time management and goal setting. Over the past two decades, more than 280,000 high-risk youth NFTE graduates have been taught the fundamentals of becoming financially independent by running their own businesses. Curriculum like “Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future” is the first step into teaching the essentials of small business and entrepreneurial programs that help future business owners to launch, sustain and grow their own businesses.
AEP is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of the entire K-12 educational community. AEP aims to connect teachers, schools and businesses, and to motivate groundbreaking learning solutions for the classroom. Every year the AEP recognizes the year's top educational resources in four categories: Curriculum, Periodical, and Professional Development and Technology & New Media. Within these four categories, entries are broken down into further subcategories, as well as categorized by grade level.
About Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities. NFTE’s vision is that every young person will find a pathway to prosperity. Since 1987, NFTE has worked with more than 280,000 young people. NFTE currently operates programs in 21 states and 12 countries and has over 1,500 active Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers. For more information, visit www.nfte.com .
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is a nonprofit organization that serves and advances the industry of supplemental educational publishing. The membership of AEP represents the breadth of educational content developers delivering progressive educational products in all media and for any educational setting. AEP's thought leadership and market insight have created ground-breaking opportunities for its members to collaborate, network, and partner with each other as well as to acquire a voice in the development of government education policy. Founded in 1895, AEP now assists its members in navigating the global realities of educational publishing in the 21st Century. For more information, please visit www.AEPweb.org .