NFTE partners with existing organizations that are well-established in their communities and able to support such a program.

The estimated budget for a domestic program is $500,000 per year. We partner with organizations that match our mission of working exclusively with students from low-income communities. If you represent an organization with these resources and aspirations, read more about our Partnership Requirements below.

Alternatively, anyone can purchase and use our curriculum without the training and certification. The 11th edition of our textbook Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future is priced as follows and can be ordered via our online store:

  • Teacher Wrap-Around Text $75 (includes lesson plans and activities)
  • Student Text $58 (one set per classroom can be reused year after year)
  • Student Workbook $17 (one per student to take home)

Partnership Requirements

NFTE partners with independent non-profit organizations who are responsible for their own fundraising and program implementation. Our partners’ budgets range from $200,000 to $3,000,000 annually, depending on program size and scope, with an average of about $400,000 - $500,000 per year. Our partners must match our mission in terms of student requirements (under the age of 22, from low-income or at-risk backgrounds, taught by a certified teacher for a minimum of 40 hours, and presenting an individual business plan based on our business plan template).

There are two major activities that can launch a new program. First is a BizCamp, which is an intensive version of our curriculum delivered over two weeks with a small group of students. We provide the trainer and materials and our partner provides the students and facilities. The camp is an opportunity to see the curriculum in motion before embarking upon a new partnership.

With or without the BizCamp, we can then conduct a local teacher training, to certify a corps of 10-20 teachers that will teach students locally over the coming year. The cost per teacher is $2,500 ($1,000 per after the first 10 teachers).

After the training, we hope that 10 teachers would reach about 250 students in the first year and be supported by your local staff. In the case of international partnerships, curriculum will need to be translated/adapted to local language and culture.

If the partnership progresses, we will certify a local master trainer to train future teachers, and a student and teacher from your program are invited to our awards dinner every year in New York to be honored.

Our requirements are outlined below:

Domestic Partnership Requirements
International Partnership Requirements

If you have questions or would like more information about becoming a Licensed Partner, please contact us.