President and CEO

Shawn K. Osborne

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.

May 12, 2014  |  0 comments

By Amy Rosen,
President & CEO, NFTE

As entrepreneurial success stories go, Kevin Plank’s is a pretty good one.  

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2014 Global Enterprising Educators

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.

Teen Summer Employment And Its Importance

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship announced a new collaboration with Citi Foundation as part of their $50 million Pathways to Progress investment in career readiness and summer jobs.

March 31, 2014  |  14 comments

By Brandee McHale, COO, Citi Foundation
Amy Rosen, President and CEO, NFTE

Whether your summer job was career-launching, fun or just different, it’s likely that the experience helped shape who you are today. Everyone who’s had one knows summer jobs are great opportunities to uncover or polish job skills, begin to build a network and maybe most important truly discover your passions and interests.

For many, a summer job is a gateway to a career. For others, they are a financial necessity.

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Our Programs

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.