I had a wonderful experience today helping chart the course for bringing financial literacy to all young Americans. I joined the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability in presenting our findings to President Obama.
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.
Sana Shah participated in NFTE's World Series of Innovation, and her team went on to win their category. The following is a short summary of how NFTE's programs are inspiring students to engage with their school work and innovate.
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.
Anthony Carmona, a NFTE grad, spoke Sunday during Mashable's Social Good Summit as part of a Microsoft panel. Watch Anthony, the owner of Anthony Knows Computers, to see what he says about creating a business you love.
NFTE Philadelphia is busy getting back into the routine of school, but last year’s regional challenge winners are also busy. They’re prepping for next month’s NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Both young entrepreneurs who will represent the Philadelphia program office, Raleigh Russell and Dominique Hughes, share their paths to success.
NFTE's program offices anticipate helping more than 18,000 students discover entrepreneurship this school year. That's nearly 2,000 additional students compared to last school year.
The South Florida program office, in 2011-2012, reached the most students overall, while the NY Metro program office brought NFTE to the most schools. The chart below shows the number of schools where NFTE is at work and the number of students who completed the program.
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.
Where are new jobs coming from? NFTE supporter Ernst & Young knows: Entrepreneurs are driving 30% job growth at the more than 600 companies represented by E&Y’s 2012 US Entrepreneur Of The Year® program. That compares to negative overall U.S. job growth. Revenue growth is even greater at 48% compared to an American average of 5.6%.