Fund Mentorship Programs for Philadelphia Youth

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NFTE Philadelphia hopes to provide business mentors to our young entrepreneurs. With the proper guidance from these coaches, our students will have access to the expertise necessary to turn their creative ideas into a real business.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Students in underserved Philadelphia schools often have a great idea for a business, but don't have any idea of how to actually go about bringing that idea to life. Regular school classes don't teach youth the fundamentals of business creation. In most cases, student don't have access to the advice that could help them advance their ventures. Though the NFTE program teaches students to think in an entrepreneurial mindset, that only goes so far in starting a new business.

How will this project solve this problem?

With the help of local entrepreneurs who have experience starting and running their own enterprises, NFTE Philadelphia students will have access to the expertise that could otherwise derail their business ideas. Funds will go towards classroom projects and seminars from the volunteers, as well as the costs of special coaching sessions between our young entrepreneurs and their assigned mentors. Students will be able to use their mentors' advice in the creation of their own business plans.

Potential Long Term Impact

By working to keep at-risk students engaged in their school work, NFTE spurs its participants to graduate high school and dare to dream of a brighter future. Whether they pursue higher education, enter the workforce, or start their own business, NFTE instills an entrepreneurial mindset in young people so they can plan for success. Since 1987 NFTE has worked with over 500,000 students across the U.S. and around the world.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.



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Help Kids Be the CEOs of Their Futures
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides programs that inspire at-risk young people to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures. $100,000 will fully support all entrepreneurship class supplies for 1,000 students. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

David Seduski

Development Associate
New York, New York United States

Where is this project located?

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