Last week, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) Amy Rosen sat down with NFTE Equity Investor MasterCard at the World Economic Forum for a series of short interviews. Topics ranged from financial inclusion to youth unemployment.
This week NFTE CEO Amy Rosen is in Davos, Switzerland at the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF brings together world leaders to discuss and think through economic issues affecting the world. Amy is on the ground meeting key thought-leaders in business, academia and government to find solutions to a quickly rising problem: global youth unemployment.
NFTE Fairchester (Fairfield County CT & Westchester County NY) students in PortChester High School enjoy a special partnership with the business professionals at MasterCard, whose corporate headquarters is a mere five minutes down the road from their school. MasterCard and PortChester High School are partnered through the NFTE Adopt-a-School program, now in its second year.
By Anthony Halmon
Freshman, Cornell University
Founder of Thermofier
My experience with NFTE has been tremendous. NFTE is more than an organization that provides students the opportunity to become great innovators, but NFTE is also like a second home. The mentors and support that NFTE offers provides students with comfort, nurturing, guidance, wisdom, and a great foundation of opportunity.
For the first time in St. Louis history, six local teachers in four different high schools will school 235 students in entrepreneurship.
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has teamed up with the St. Louis Science Center and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to offer NFTE St. Louis in the area. The program provides educational opportunities in business to underserved high school students. Mastercard is a founding partner of NFTE St. Louis.
Knight Foundation supports the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to use technology to prepare students from low-income communities for today’s tech landscape. Below, Alice Horn, executive director of NFTE South Florida, writes about a national initiative to teach teens to code.
I started teaching entrepreneurship classes a few years ago. While preparing for my lessons I ran across an organization called NFTE. The group seemed to be a great source of information for any entrepreneurship teacher. The only problem was that there was no NFTE support in the St. Louis area. So I found other sources to help me teach my classes.
NFTE Baltimore has started the school year off with a unique partnership with two Departments within the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office. Our engagement with these city offices brings a new prominence to our work in Baltimore City and validates the importance of our work across the Baltimore Metro business community! It is these types of relationships that help NFTE bring sustainable change to the economic landscape of Baltimore City through our work with Baltimore City students.
Vanessa Mulhall, a graduate from NFTE-licensed partner Foróige in Ireland, attended a conference on Youth Employment and Quality Jobs in Paris recently. Vanessa presented President Francois Hollande with a specially designed Pixi Pot which featured a French and Irish flag.