Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation has worked to improve lives around the world and build upon President Clinton’s legacy of public service.
Helping Low-Income Youth Become Green Entrepreneurs
In 2009, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) committed to identifying, encouraging, and supporting young entrepreneurs from low-income communities who are interested in creating environmentally friendly ('green') businesses. Working with partners, NFTE will: a) enhance and expand the green focus within our core entrepreneurship curriculum; b) create a monetary award for the best green business plan at our regional and national business plan competitions; and c) facilitate further mentorship and support for award-winners (e.g., legal/intellectual property, scientific/technological, business start-up services) so they can turn their plans into viable green enterprises. This commitment will directly affect up to 30,000 students annually, as well as forge lasting relationships between new entrepreneurs and the green business community. NFTE's efforts through this commitment are cross-cutting and will have a positive global effect on education, poverty reduction and efforts to meet the challenges of sustainable energy and climate change.
Here are the latest updates of some of the Foundation’s programs at work: