On Tuesday, November 18, the three finalists in NFTE's National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge met President Obama in the White House.
Since opening its doors in 2007, NFTE Greater Los Angeles has reached over 10,000 students from low-income communities with entrepreneurship education programs.
NFTE St. Louis Metro is committed to working with the best teachers and schools to deliver high quality programs to students in our community.
Toheeb and Jesus - T&J Soccer
Two years ago, Toheeb Okenla and Jesus Fernandez-Ortiz enrolled in NFTE as a senior and junior, respectively, Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois. They eventually designed a new soccer sock that featured a sewn-in pocket to allow players to insert the shin guard of their choice. From there, T&J Soccer was born. As the winners of NFTE’s 2013 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, Toheeb and Jesus have demonstrated their passion for soccer and business development.
Meet some of the inspiring young people who found their paths to success by participating in the NFTE DC Region program.