NFTE Midwest

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The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE Chicago)'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.

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🚀 The Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge season is here, and we're excited to invite you to the 2023 Midwest Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on May 24 in Chicago! Join us as we celebrate the life-changing impact entrepreneurship education has on .

Our top finalists will present their unique business plans to a distinguished panel of judges for a chance to win seed funding and a spot in the NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in NYC next fall.

💡 So don't wait! Get inspired and RSVP at


Happy ! As we celebrate the incredible impact that volunteers have on our communities, we want to shine a light on one of the NFTE Midwest Advisory Board members, Kristal Walton!

Kristal's dedication and commitment to empowering youth through education is truly inspiring. Her passion for community engagement and creating opportunities for young people to succeed is evident in everything she does.

Thank you, Kristal, for being an incredible role model!


Thanks again to everyone who helped make our virtual Innovation Days such a success on last week! Hundreds of NFTE students enjoyed an opportunity to work with EY US volunteers at virtual coaching sessions, brainstorming solutions for EY's in the NFTE World Series of Innovation.

You can learn more about the EY Collaborate for Impact Challenge at

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Shoutout to Madelyn Jackson of Holy Trinity High School in Chicago! This is on the , where she'll be pitching her business PACA – a personalized autism communication application - to help children and families communicate.

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Shoutout to another on the ! Ayanna Robinson of Benson High School in Omaha, NE will be pitching her business Naturally Gorgeous – a styling service for people with natural, curly hair in a friendly community space.

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Shoutout to another on the ! Jacob Madar of Kearsley High School in Flint, MI will be pitching his business In Power Generations. IPG uses wind, water and sunlight to power homes during emergencies.

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Shoutout to this NFTE on the ! to Amylah Charles of LA will pitch her business CurlyCrownz – a haircare brand created to embrace & enhance your opulent crown with 100% natural products for curls, locs, waves and more.

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Shoutout to this NFTE on the ! Natalie Zanudo of North Rowan HS in North Carolina will pitch her business Candor Skin – a line of gentle skincare products that are handmade and ecofriendly & give back to good causes.

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Shoutout to this on the ! alum Allison Romero of Los Angeles will pitch her business Breathe – an apparel line featuring weighted hoodies to comfort those who deal with anxiety in social settings.

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Next up in the A-Z of businesses on the : shoutout to Amber Richardson of Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School in Baltimore, who'll be pitching B Buddies Not Bullies – an initiative using colorful, engaging storytelling to stop bullying.

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First up in the A-Z of businesses on the this month! Shoutout to Lauren Young & Jasmine Liberona of Abraham Lincoln HS in San Francisco, who'll be pitching their business Aphrodite – a healthy, wholesome natural deodorant good for people and planet.

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How do we ensure a livable future? Enter the EY challenge in the World Series of Innovation and see how can help us collaborate for greater impact advancing the .

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The World Series of Innovation is back, with a whole new set of innovation challenges - and anyone ages 13-24 can compete for cash prizes with innovative ideas to advance the . Explore the challenges & register to compete at


Our thanks to for supporting youth entrepreneurship education in the Chicago Public Schools and across the Midwest this year! Read more about the work that will be supported by their recent grant to NFTE Midwest:

NFTE Announces Continued SC Johnson Support for Youth Entrepreneurship Education Across the Midwest Funding to Support Classroom-based Educational Programming...

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NFTE Teachers & Volunteers! We'd like to express our gratitude for your hard work and dedication in an especially challenging school year!


Really excited to be starting this year's Chicago and Midwest Regional Challenge Series Finals. Pumped to see our students compete and can't thank EY Microsoft Mary Kay Global Citi Byline Bank and SC Johnson, A Family Company for all your support of our students this year!


Check out this awesome video showcasing NFTE alumni BruceGlen. We would love to hear your NFTE story. Are you a NFTE alumni launching your business? Do you now teach others how to be entrepreneurs? Tell us your story below and be featured in the next Then and Now challenge video.


Hey NFTE alums here is a great opportunity from our partners at Lynn University! The deadline to apply is tomorrow, February 5th.

Empower your students to think like entrepreneurs 02/02/2021

We love our partnership with the Mott Foundation and continue to work together to make sure that entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset is growing in all our young people across the country. To find out more about our work with the foundation please click on our website.

Empower your students to think like entrepreneurs We’re proud to introduce a new Mizzen content partner, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), and share their exciting module of activities on youth entrepreneurship.

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