Invest For Kids Announces $200,000 Grant to Support NFTE Midwest’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs

NEW YORK, January 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a global nonprofit that has been instilling entrepreneurial spirit in young people since 1987, announced today that $200,000 a grant from Invest For Kids i Chicago.

NFTE is one of eight organizations selected from over 100 worthy applicants for this two-year grant. The grant will help the unappreciated youth i Chicago-district schools and community-based organizations to reach their full potential.

“Invest For Kids is proud to support NFTE,” it said Erin Diamond, Interim Executive Director of Invest for Kids. “Each year, we carefully select organizations that attend Chicago– young people from under-resourced communities and investing in them to change their lives. We are committed to supporting non-profits whose work helps our children achieve their dreams.”

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Through engaging, project-based classroom experiences, NFTE students begin to understand how knowledge gained in school can be applied to real-world career opportunities. They also learn how to think, solve problems, create solutions, develop a business plan around an idea, and communicate that idea succinctly in a business pitch. Students also connect with entrepreneurs and business professionals who volunteer as NFTE challenge coaches and judges.

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“We are delighted that Invest for Kids is putting its generous support behind young entrepreneurs, who want to enable them to own their future,” said Scott Nastir, NFTE Midwest Executive Director. “Despite the socioeconomic challenges facing our students in Chicagoland, we are providing them with the high-quality entrepreneurship education they need to succeed in life. That is why this grant promises to be so transformative for our Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme.”

To learn more about NFTE and its work in the Midwest, visit

About NFTE

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) promotes the entrepreneurial spirit with unique learning experiences that empower students to take ownership of their future. A global non-profit founded in 1987, NFTE provides quality entrepreneurship education to middle school, high school and post-secondary students. NFTE empowers students, regardless of family income, community resources, special needs, gender identity, race or ethnicity. NFTE has educated over a million students, delivering our programs in school, out of school, in person, online or through hybrid models. Visit to learn more.

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Contact with the Media
Denise BerkhalterApril
National Director of Communications/NFTE
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