A lot is going on in the Youth Entrepreneurship Field

Posted: September 3, 2008 in Youth Education in Entrepreneurship
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See www.aspeninstitute.org/yesg — I’d like to introduce you to the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy Group

As you know, NFTE teaches entrepreneurship to young people from low-income communities as an empowerment strategy to lead them to financial independence and positive life choices. Since 1987, NFTE has reached over 186,000 young people around the United States and in thirteen additional countries (www.nfte.com) .

NFTE, in partnership with the Aspen Institute, is pioneering a dynamic policy initiative which you might already know of: the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy Group (YES Group), which has been meeting annually for the past two years. We have been convening prominent leaders from the fields of education, entrepreneurship and business, public policy, media and philanthropy to explore the promise of, and obstacles to, implementing youth entrepreneurship education in low-income communities nationwide.  We’d love to explore having you join us as our featured speaker next May in Aspen. We know that entrepreneurship engages urban children in school and in a time of great drop-out rates we strive diligently to be part of the solution to this great threat to our country.

WE BELIEVE that every child should have the opportunity to explore his/her entrepreneurial potential.

You should also know about Entrepreneurship Week (National and Global) http://www.entre-ed.org/

  1. Jason says:

    I found this documentary clip of three young entrepreneurs in North Carolina to be very interesting and inspirational: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9sVfCPWCEM

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