nfte logoEvery fall, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) launches a new set of challenges in the NFTE World Series of Innovation (WSI). And every fall, Skild is proud to partner with them on their mission. This year is no exception. 

Research shows that developing the entrepreneurial mindset — a set of skills including initiative, flexibility, creativity, opportunity recognition, future orientation, problem solving, and critical thinking — uniquely prepares young people for lifelong success.

With that in mind, NFTE partners with thousands of schools, youth development organizations, and community groups in communities across the US and abroad to offer a unique set of high-impact entrepreneurship education programs. These programs are based on NFTE’s innovative, experiential curriculum, which integrates lean startup tools and methodologies with project-based learning. Since their founding, they’ve served well over a million students.

NFTE’s challenges are strategically aligned with the United Nations’ 17 Goals to Transform our World — a set of sustainable development initiatives aimed at achieving a “better and more sustainable future for all.”

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This year, NFTE’s challenges are . . .

Bank of the West Move On Climate Challenge — Activate entrepreneurs and small businesses to help green the planet and act on climate change.

Citi Foundation Inclusive Growth Challenge — Close the racial wealth gap and promote equitable access to economic opportunity.

EY Collaborate for Impact Challenge — Secure a livable future by organizing for collective action on sustainability.

Mary Kay Gender Equality Challenge — Achieve workplace equality and equal access to economic opportunity for women and girls.

Maxar Community Resilience From Space Challenge — Use geospatial data to make communities inclusive, safe, sustainable, and resilient.

PIMCO Food Equity Challenge — Address disparities in access to nutritious food, so all people can live healthy, active lives.

Saint-Gobain Sustainable Cities Challenge — Promote use of sustainable building materials and create a circular economy in construction.

Registration is now open and runs through December 15, 2021. 

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