Kickstart a Business Education Camp for D.C. Youth

Goal: $ 7500

No of Donation: 19

 

 

Goal: $ 7500
Amount Raised: $ 9175
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 19
Category : Education
Url : http://www.nfte.com
Contact Number : (212) 232-3333, ext: 335
Address : 120 Wall Street
State : New York
City : NY
Country : US
Zipcode : 10005

Challenge

During the recent difficult economic times in America, youth unemployment has skyrocketed. Young people who do not finish high school in our nation's capital are even more likely to face prolonged joblessness. For minority students, the dropout rate is above 50% in some schools. Without a reason to stay in class, without real world learning that is relevant a student's interests, this problem will only persist.

Solution

NFTE's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.
For many students in under-resourced schools, NFTE's course can lead to new opportunities and create their own business. NFTE D.C. Region plans to run a Business Camp for 25 students so they can learn the 21st Century Skills necessary to compete in the global economy.

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.

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