February 5, 2013  |  422 comments

By Jane Walsh
Vice President Development

It’s been a week since the end of the World Economic Forum in Davos. For NFTE it’s an opportunity to spread our message of entrepreneurship for all youth to new global stakeholders. However, we also have the wonderful opportunity to spend time with key partners, including MasterCard Worldwide, Ernst & Young, and Microsoft.

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January 25, 2013  |  8 comments

Queen Rania:

“Education = Opportunity. The opportunity to work. The opportunity to escape poverty. The opportunity to live healthily. The opportunity to live confidently. The opportunity to hope. I believe you deserve an education. Whoever you are. It's your right.”

By Amy Rosen
NFTE President & CEO

I feel a strong sense of optimism as I continue to participate in meetings and events, and talk with people spontaneously in and out of the Congress Centre. A growing group of business and government leaders, social entrepreneurs and journalists are coming to the conclusion that we must act NOW and together to find solutions that offer hope to the growing global army of unemployed youth. Driven by economic interests and/or moral callings, I sense that urgency is suddenly entering the discussion.  Add 75 million current unemployed youth with the 200+ million that today make less than $2.00 per day and suddenly, we are facing a cold reality. 35% of young people under 27 are turning more and more towards hopelessness.

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January 23, 2013  |  1035 comments

By Amy Rosen
NFTE President & CEO

Here at the World Economic Forum, it is clear that big issues like how to jumpstart the economy, the need to foster small business development as an engine of job creation, and preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s skilled workforce but smarter, better, entrepreneurial are on the minds of all CEOs and corporate leaders.

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January 22, 2013  |  45 comments

The statistics are overwhelming:

  • 50% of the world’s population is under the age of 27
  • 1.5 billion people ages 15-29 are vying for only 300 million jobs

NFTE is bringing the solution to these horrific statistics, entrepreneurship education for all young people, to the 2013 World Economic Forum.

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At the age of 15, Reuben Metcalfe ran away from home with $80 in his pocket.  The teenager dropped out of school, shared a place with a friend, did odd jobs and eventually moved in with his uncle.  By the time he was 18, Reuben had completed his qualification in music performance and had steady work as a lead drummer and vocalist in a local

December 5, 2012  |  161 comments

An Update from NFTE’s licensed partner in China:

On November 8, the results of the 2012 Bright China Entrepreneurial Spirit Award (BESA) National Finals were announced in Beijing. The 15 outstanding competitors came from more than 100 alumni  in 10 city level and provincial level semi half competitions from around China, including: Taizhou, Ningbo, Changchun, Shanghai, Changzhou, Yantai, Harbin, Kunshan, Fuzhou, Lianyungang, Huaian and Hong Kong.

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November 8, 2012  |  3 comments

NFTE's partner in China, Bright China Foundation, is celebrating its national challenge this week. Some of the judges come from NFTE supporters, NYSE Euronext and Ernst & Young.

See additional photos on NFTE's Facebook page.

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October 3, 2012  |  251 comments

NFTE's Licensed Partners make a significant contribution to helping young people around the world discover the entrepreneurial mindset. We are beginning a new series of updates from NFTE's partner organizations to highlight the contributions these organizations, like Bright China Foundation, make to teaching the skills that required in a global society.

Life is short,do something meaningful...

From July to August, 2012, Bright China Foundation held 6 Biz camps in Yunnan

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August 9, 2012  |  19 comments

   NFTE’s international partners are an important component of our effort to bring the entrepreneurial mindset to all young people.

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August 1, 2012  |  0 comments

By: Kristen Meredith

The role of technology in education has been frequently discussed over the past several months. Though the internet is already utilized in many educational settings, many believe that America is on the brink of an education revolution in which new digital platforms will transform our educational system.

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