This week I had the pleasure to meet Estelle Reyes from NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) the organization I’m supporting during the Clean Start Challenge. It seemed like the perfect organization for my goal in the challenge.
About the Organization
The National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities.
– Their goal is to empower young people, many of whom struggle in school, to change their lives through entrepreneurship education.
Since 1987, NFTE has reached over 280,000 young people and trained over 1,500 Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers. Currently the organization spans 21 states and 12 countries.
I was so excited to hear about this organization and about the positive change they are providing for low-income students. Teachers are trained to teach students how to set up a business and put what they are learning today into perspective. Showing them real examples on why it’s so important to study and understand what they learn in school.
I look forward to working more closely with NFTE as I build and grow my own business, and I have to get my hands on one of the text books they use in class. I don’t think any book I read in high school even mentioned entrepreneurship.
This week in the Challenge
Things are going well for the challenge and I’ve been super busy. I already have 3 people interested in speaking at the event and I finally secured a location. Now I just need to set a date.
This week I attended the LTD Expo (Living Your Dream Expo), be sure to listen to this week’s video to see what I have to say about the Expo.
Don’t forget to VOTE for Team 1 in the Clean Start Challenge. Plus take a moment and enter win one of several cash prizes.