By Christine Nasserghodsi
Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
GEMS Education in Dubai
Today, Shawn is applying his personal experience to his passion for entrepreneurship and a professional record of business success as President and CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – which teaches the entrepreneurial mindset to young people and provides the tools and attitudes to overcome adversity and address future personal, economic, community and global challenges.
NFTE recognizes our teachers' dedication to their profession. Their innovative approaches to teaching the NFTE curriculum help our students to globalize their thinking every day, and to reach beyond themselves to become the business leaders of tomorrow. Every year, NFTE honors one teacher from each of our program offices and partner programs around the world at our Global Gala.
The NFTE Difference
NFTE works with students low-income communities across the country and around the world, which are often plagued by crime, violence and high dropout rates. In the United States, we target communities in which at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.