Commitment to Action

Helping Low-Income Youth Become Green Entrepreneurs

Commitment by

The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship

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.

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Commitment

Helping Low-Income Youth Become Green Entrepreneurs

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$200,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship