SparkShop is proud to be working with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, an international nonprofit with over 30 years of history. NFTE's mission is to activate the entrepreneurial mindset and build startup skills in youth from under-resourced communities to ensure their success and to create a more vibrant society. This organization offers schools and partners a unique combination of high-impact student programs that begin by igniting the imagination then take students through the journey of creating and refining an original business concept. All the programs are paired with exceptional teacher training and support from volunteer entrepreneurs.
This month, SparkShop took our first venture into teacher training as we presented at the NFTE Annual Teacher Summit. We aimed to equip teachers to incorporate maker education and technology into entrepreneurship/business curriculum in an affordable and effective way. NFTE’s national reach allowed for us to share our ideas and mission to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs with a diverse group of teachers from all over the country.
Written By Ella Chudik