“Our high school feels like an elementary school,” and that’s creating an engaged student body. Gallup recently released results from a student poll that show a dramatic decline in student engagement from elementary school to high school.
NFTE is thrilled to join the Social Impact Exchange's S&I 100 list. The S&I 100 is the first-ever broad index of nonprofits with proof of their social impact. The S&I 100 includes organizations that deal with education, poverty, youth and health initiatives.
Today at 9:00 AM ET (Tuesday, November 27th) the Microsoft Giving Tuesday begins! This is your last chance to Double Your Impact and your gift to NFTE through the generosity of the people at Microsoft. Matches will be made up to $1,000 per donor, per project on the Give For Youth website, and funding is limited.
Last week, NFTE Chicago’s E-Council hosted its Back to School, Back to Business Benefit at 1871, Chicago’s newest, biggest and most-talked-about business incubator. With over 200 entrepreneurs and business leaders present, the fun-filled night allowed attendees to interact with NFTE students and learn about ways to support NFTE’s
As we begin our 2012-2013 school year, we are excited about the new opportunities the school year brings to spark our students’ creativity and imagination about their future. We are continuing to see the impact of our students discovering entrepreneurship and pursuing opportunities that help them realize their full potential.
School bells are ringing, and NFTE is ready to help more young people develop an entrepreneurial mindset. This school year, two new members of NFTE’s New York Metro program office, Kate Materese and Carlos Mendoza, will blog about working with NFTE students and learning the NFTE way. Today, meet Carlos:
Hi, my name is Carlos Mendoza and I am excited to be part of the NFTE family! Prior to joining NFTE, I was a member of City Year New York from 2008-2012, where I had the opportunity to manage and coach diverse teams of AmeriCorps members in two Queens public middle schools—IS 126 and IS 204—around their work to improve their students’ attendance, behavior, and performance in English and math.
Last week, several NFTE interns and I had the chance to participate in a BizBuilders instructor training session. This is a three-day workshop which prepares educators to teach NFTE’s entrepreneurship curriculum. It was a great opportunity for the other interns and me to learn more about the NFTE methodology and to get to know future NFTE teachers from around the country.