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Entrepreneurship Education Can Change the Trajectory of a Life

NFTE doesn’t just teach practical business skills. It ignites a passion for learning and re-engages students in school, preparing young people for college and career and a dynamic future of work. It enables students to own their futures by teaching them to think and act like entrepreneurs. The impact of a student’s NFTE experience can last a lifetime. Browse stories of NFTE alumni to see the entrepreneurial mindset in action.
Valery Perez

Valery’s Story

Valery's successful balloon business led to financial stability for family, won her awards, and opened up doors to a career as a financial analyst.

Clifton’s Story

As an electritian's apprentice, Clifton recognized opportunity in his field and created an innovative 3-in-1 tool, now with patent pending.
Keegan bh

Keegan’s Story

An artist and designer whose work has been featured in People Magazine, NFTE helped Keegan effectively negotiate his worth as an artist.
Laura Martinelli

Laura’s Story

Laura always had a passion for film. Through NFTE, she gained the skills to market her talents as a successful documentary filmmaker.

Olivia’s Story

Olivia took a chance on pursuing her passion as an artist and it's paid off. Her work is sought after by celebrity collectors around the country.
dylan martin honey

Dylan’s Story

Dylan's family hobby became a thriving business with his entrepreneurial mindset; now he's the third largest beekeeper in Connecticut.
NFTE Southeast alum Kiera Wesby presenting her business Feto

Kiera’s Story

Inspired by her own pregnancy, Kiera created a fetal monitor business. Her NFTE experience helped reignite her passion for learning.
NFTE alum Dagim Girma

Dagim’s Story

NFTE helped Dagim see himself as a leader and develop the skills needed to market himself; now he's a Digital Product Manager at Goldman Sachs.
Carlos Feitosa

Carlos’ Story

Inspired by his own experience using soap with harsh and damaging chemicals, Carlos created his own all-natural line of soaps and lotions.