We’re excited to announce that this semester our NFTE Los Angeles program office has a very special partnership taking place in Mr. Jaquias’ 10th grade class at the Downtown Magnets High School. These lucky students were specially chosen to participate in the first ever Social Venture Competition. Through this competition they will learn the essential skills and knowledge needed to start their own business through social entrepreneurship. What is social entrepreneurship you ask? Social entrepreneurship is an entrepreneur that is committed to making a difference in the world through their business in addition to making a profit.
Read all about this new class with Roozt.com on the Roozt blog (and here of course too) which is written by Brent Freeman, Founder & CEO of Roozt.com. He’ll be taking you through all of his experiences in the classroom with the students throughout the semester, and showing us how they’re making progress along the way. Be sure to check in with us each week to see updates on our first (of hopefully many) social venture class!