What is NFTE?
Network for Teaching Entreprenuership (NFTE) is an award-winning, innovative and experiential program that teaches young people critical skills relevant to the real world, such as reading, writing and math while they learn steps to write and defend a business plan based on their own original idea. Starting early in middle school is crucial, students learn to recognize opportunities for success all around them, and enter high school and graduate, with the necessary presentation, leadership, and problem-solving skills for continuing their education and contributing to the economy by either running their own business or joining the workforce. The strong financial literacy skills that students learn help them to make and manage money.
The entrepreneurial mindset is the set of attitudes, skills, and behaviors that students need to succeed academically, personally, and professionally. These include: initiative and self-direction, risk-taking, flexibility and adaptability, creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving.
NFTE's curriculum/program correlate to federal, state and local academic standards, helping school administrators to meet critical education requirements, including school-to-career readiness objectives.