The NFTE Program Model

NFTE works with schools in low-income communities across the country and around the world, which are often plagued by crime, violence and high dropout rates.  In the United States, we target schools at which at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. 

NFTE teaches skills relevant to the real world, motivating students to stay in school.  Students learn to recognize opportunities for success all around them, 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 businesses or joining the workforce. The strong financial literacy skills that students learn help them to make and manage money. 

Learn more about our experiential programming: