Support Technology in Philadelphia Schools

A microproject by Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Vetted

Summary

Funding for this microproject will be used to purchase one set of 10 tablet computers. This class set of tablets will be used by various NFTE Philadelphia classes throughout the year for digital projects that require student use of tech tools.
$480
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

NFTE Philadelphia serves students who attend schools located in low-income neighborhoods. On average, 89% of these students qualify for free or reduced lunch. They attend schools that lack resources, in particular, technological resources that enhance student learning. In an effort to bring this technology to low-income NFTE schools, funding for this microproject will be used to purchase one class set (10) of tablet computers.

Solution

Throughout the 2013-2014 school year, a number of NFTE Philadelphia schools will pilot new, digital learning activities that teach students about important topics in entrepreneurship. For example, to learn about new trends related to marketing through social media, students will act as consultants by analyzing various companies' social media pages and offering recommendations about how to better use these pages to reach specific market segments.

Long-Term Impact

By working to keep at-risk students engaged in their school work, NFTE spurs its participants to graduate from high school and work towards being productive citizens. 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 2007 NFTE Philadelphia has worked with over 3,000 students from the Philadelphia region and will be working with 1,200 students this school year.

Resources

http:/​/​www.nfte.com/​
NFTE Philadelphia
Visit Us on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter

Organization Information

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nfte.com
Project Leader:
David Seduski
Development Associate
New York, New York United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in United States or in Education that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.