I had a wonderful experience today helping chart the course for bringing financial literacy to all young Americans. I joined the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability in presenting our findings to President Obama.
What apps have you designed? 28 Students in NFTE’s New York Metro NYC Generation Tech program just completed the inaugural program to design and build a usable app. The winning app, selected by a team of judges, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, is SkooBrik.
One of the most interesting parts of my NFTE experience so far has been being able to host a variety of volunteers from both the corporate and the entrepreneurial world at my classroom sites. These volunteers come in for a variety of purpose. Some act as motivational speakers, sharing their own stories of trial and triumph, some act as coaches, helping students work on projects and business plans. Students, reticent though many may be to partake in class on an average day, generally perk up when volunteers come in. Suddenly, entrepreneurs become real people and having a career in business seems achievable.
Today at 9:00 AM ET (Tuesday, November 27th) the Microsoft Giving Tuesday begins! This is your last chance to Double Your Impact and your gift to NFTE through the generosity of the people at Microsoft. Matches will be made up to $1,000 per donor, per project on the Give For Youth website, and funding is limited.
NFTE graduate Anthony Carmona, owner of Anthony Knows Computers, and Amy Rosen, NFTE CEO & President, were interviewed on the Education Nation version of MSNBC's Your Business. They discuss the power of entrepreneurship education and how a young person can balance the demands of running a company even while in school.
When reflecting on my NFTE experiences this week, I couldn’t help but entertain a few philosophical musings. Please indulge briefly, since I believe these highlight a unique facet of what we at NFTE do.
Despite all of the interconnectedness of our modern technological society, America is often a nation of fragmentation. It’s the 99% v. the 1%; Unions v. corporations; Democrats v. Republicans; race v. race; religion v. religion—the list goes on. Especially in a city as large as New York, it’s easy to forget that the 8 million people living here do collectively comprise a single community.
Anthony Carmona, a NFTE grad, spoke Sunday during Mashable's Social Good Summit as part of a Microsoft panel. Watch Anthony, the owner of Anthony Knows Computers, to see what he says about creating a business you love.
Carlos and I underwent training at NFTE U-- a warp speed experience that compressed what children in program classrooms across the country will learn through NFTE into a four day seminar for adults. Teachers and program managers in attendance were asked to create business plans based on NFTE’s new business plan template for students.
NFTE's program offices anticipate helping more than 18,000 students discover entrepreneurship this school year. That's nearly 2,000 additional students compared to last school year.
The South Florida program office, in 2011-2012, reached the most students overall, while the NY Metro program office brought NFTE to the most schools. The chart below shows the number of schools where NFTE is at work and the number of students who completed the program.
Meet Kate Materese, NFTE Program Manager. As mentioned yesterday, Kate is one of two new staff members from NFTE’s New York Metro program office who will be blogging about their experiences with NFTE this school year.
Hi everyone! My name is Kate Materese, and I’m excited to be joining NFTE as a Program Manager after five years of teaching middle school in the Bronx.