In recent years, educators have been rethinking the skills students need to be successful. With an eye towards career and college-readiness, many states and school districts are expanding their focus to include important “non-cognitive” skills, like critical thinking and problem solving. The Entrepreneurial Mindset pairs these traditional non-cognitive skills with the quintessentially entrepreneurial skills demanded by today’s innovation economy.
Research shows that an entrepreneurial mindset helps students engage in school, boosts educational performance, and is valued by employers.
of NFTE alumni are either employed or furthering their education.
of NFTE alumni are in college or have graduated college.
NFTE alumni have started at least one business.
NFTE alumni earn 50% more than their peers.
- —Anthony Halmon, NFTE Graduate
"Being an entrepreneur has opened doors I never imagined… A dream I started in a NFTE classroom at age 16, I am still fulfilling eight years later."—Andrea Dashiell, NFTE Graduate
"In anything you HAVE TO THINK like an entrepreneur. Whether for group projects, or opening your own law firm."—Nishita Barua, NFTE Graduate
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