Program to Activate the Entrepreneurial Mindset in Young People
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) offers a global online entrepreneurship experience that challenges students to develop innovative solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. NFTE’sPathway begins by igniting students’ imagination. It then takes students through the process of creating and refining an original business concept. Students are guided by NFTE’s expert Entrepreneurial Teacher Corps and supported by the entrepreneurs and business leaders who volunteer as classroom speakers, fieldtrip hosts, and business-plan coaches. For many students, the highlight of the experience is taking the stage in NFTE’s renowned business plan competition series. No matter where they are on the Pathway, NFTE students earn recognition of the skills and concepts they are mastering, and advanced students ultimately have the opportunity to earn the industry-recognized credential to certify an entrepreneurial mindset and startup skills.
Cash-strapped teachers know that grants can bring much-needed monies into the classroom to enhance learning experiences and engage students. But teachers often lack the time to prepare and write grant applications. Incorporating the grant application process into your classroom is a viable solution.
A program of the nonprofit Uncharted Learning, INCubatoredu for high school youth blends an entrepreneurship curriculum with an experiential approachto traditional business subjects. In the yearlong course, students have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service.
World101, a program of the Council on Foreign Relations, offers a growing library of free multimedia resources that explain international affairs and foreign policy issues, helping students understand the basics of these topics, including why they matter and how they are relevant.