Americans have less economic mobility than Canadians or Western Europeans, according to several recent studies cited in a New York Times article. This is why NFTE exists. We’re giving low income students the foundation and tools to create economic mobility for themselves and create a better future with an entrepreneurship education.
As NFTE President & CEO Amy Rosen said a recent interview with Smart Business Cleveland, “We take what might be their actually street smarts and develop them into business smarts.” She added, “Kids from low-income communities make such natural, good entrepreneurs. They [have] to be so resilient.” That resiliency and drive coupled with financial literacy offers greater access to the American Dream and upward mobility.