NFTE- 2013 Recipient
2013 Grant Recipient Winner
Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
NFTE is based on the premise that youth entrepreneurship education programs can serve as a method to motivate and inspire confidence in a group of students whose positive character traits and natural aptitudes are unrecognized and underdeveloped. Low-income students are for the most part disengaged from school and employment, and are unable to achieve financial stability as adults.
MCBF provided grant funds for the 2013-14 professional development sessions. These sessions focus on four specific areas—Opportunity, Recognition, Market Research, Promotion and Sales, and Business financials—and provide, among other topics, advanced training on challenging topics, best practice sharing and specific technical assistance.
NFTE’s goal is to provide students with a broader vision of possible future career and financial opportunities.
NFTE teachers are central to its success, and have a significant impact on the students. NFTE seeks to utilize qualified teachers in the program. To that end, professional development of its teachers is very important. Each school year NFTE provides 30 hours of professional development for 20 certified Entrepreneurship teachers.