For many students in under-resourced schools, NFTE's course can lead to new opportunities and create their own business. NFTE South Florida plans to run a Business Camp for 25 students so they can learn the 21st Century Skills necessary to compete in the global economy.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
During the recent difficult economic times in America, youth unemployment has skyrocketed. Young people who do not finish high school in South Florida are even more likely to face prolonged joblessness. For minority students, the dropout rate is above 50% in our region. Without a reason to stay in school, without real world learning that is relevant a student's interests, this problem will only persist.
How will this project solve this problem?
NFTE's 2 Week Summer BizCamp supports motivated young entrepreneurs as they create their own business ventures. 25 students are selected who have completed the basic NFTE program during the school year. With the guidance of a certified NFTE teacher, these students will strengthen their entrepreneurial ventures with the support of volunteers who lend their guidance with business development and financial advice. Funds go towards curriculum materials and the costs of the camp.
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 almost 500,000 students across the U.S. and around the world.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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