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Our Model

NFTE empowers partners and school districts to integrate entrepreneurial education across curricula and equip students with the skills, connections, credentials, and real-world experiences needed to lead change and own their futures.

Our Impact

Since 1987, NFTE has provided entrepreneurship education for youth in underserved communities. Meet alumni who changed their life trajectory, explored their passions, and ignited their entrepreneurial mindset to prepare for work and own their futures.

Our Reach

Alongside partners around the world and in seven U.S. regions, NFTE’s comprehensive entrepreneurial
education program has reached more than a million learners. See how NFTE works in your community to launch the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs.

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Your support will fuel a future full of diverse entrepreneurs by helping young people discover their potential. $500 donated supports a student for a year (that’s just $42 per month!). Maximize your gift! Through our sponsor, American Student Assistance (ASA), each new or increased donation unlocks a 25% matching gift of up to $2 million.

Impact Stats


Since 1987, NFTE has reached 1.3 million+ learners worldwide.


65% of NFTE’s students are people of color & 43% identify as female.


71% of NFTE’s students qualify for free and reduced-price school meals.


90% of employers say the workforce needs the entrepreneurship skills that NFTE teaches.


96% of alumni value volunteer engagement & 3,000 volunteers give 10,000 hours each year.


75% of alumni have career satisfaction, while 25% say they start/run businesses.

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