As a NFTE volunteer you will have the chance to make a difference in a young person’s life. NFTE volunteers come from diverse backgrounds – business and community leaders, small business owners and involved citizens – all recognizing the importance of a good education in transforming lives. NFTE volunteers serve as mentors, business plan coaches, guest speakers and business plan competition judges. Opportunities range from one-hour – one day, to multiple-days working in the same classroom with the same group of students. To find the opportunity that interests you most, review the brief description of the volunteer positions here.
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The NFTE Program Model
Our program model is classroom-based with entrepreneurship curricula that teaches math and literacy skills in the context of building a business plan. The NFTE curriculum is taught in entrepreneurship classes or infused through various other classes. Programs are rigorous, experiential, and vital to students’ futures. Volunteers from local businesses share their experiences and expertise in our classrooms. At the end of the course, the students have a chance to compete for seed capital through a series of business plan competitions, from their classroom, to Regionals, to NFTE’s national competition held in New York City.
Our NFTE Student Participants
NFTE works to improve students’ lives through entrepreneurship education. We teach skills that are relevant to the real world and motivate students to stay in school and be successful. When students realize how math, reading and communication skills can make or break their own entrepreneurial venture, their vision of the world changes. NFTE’s innovative and relevant course inspires them to graduate, attend college, and embark on successful careers. They learn to recognize opportunities for success all around them. They graduate with the necessary presentation, leadership, and problem-solving skills for continuing their education and contributing to the economy through becoming a business owner or joining the workforce. The strong financial literacy skills that students learn also helps them to make and manage money.
Volunteering in Our Classrooms
We have several exciting volunteer opportunities available that range from one-hour, one-day classroom options to on-going, and multiple-days support roles. To find the opportunity that interests you most, review the brief description of the volunteer positions here.
Volunteer in a NFTE Classroom and Get Involved Today!
If you are interested in signing up to become a volunteer for NFTE Fairchester please contact Liz Harrison or call 914-607-4825.