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1 Exploring Careers for the 21 st Century

2 2 Mission : NFTE provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low- income communities. Students –Target Population: young people from low-income communities, ages 11 – 18 –330,000+ youth served since 1987 –FY 2011 Goal: 41,000 students Curriculum –Pearson Prentice Hall: Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future (11th edition, 2009, for high school) Entrepreneurship: Starting & Operating a Small Business (2nd edition, 2009, for college) BizTech 3.0: online business plan tool Exploring Careers, middle school textbook funded by MetLife (1st edition, 2010) –Your Financial Future, financial literacy lessons and volunteer guide, in partnership with Bank of America (2 nd edition, 2010) –Ten9Eight case study book, in partnership with Scholastic (1st edition, 2010) –Peter G. Peterson Foundation: online personal financial games (1st edition due Q3 2010) Operations & Financial Information –Active programs in 21 states and 11 countries NFTE Snapshot

3 Why Our Work Matters Too many young people drop out of school today With the world economy struggling and US unemployment hovering around 10%, entrepreneurs and small businesses are key to economic growth. NFTE improves lives through entrepreneurship education 3

4 NFTE: Where it All Began 4 Steve Mariotti, Founder New York City Public School System Motivation and Entrepreneurship link "Our program transforms street smarts into business smarts"

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6 White House Visit: Obama Meet & Greet 6 The 2010 finalists of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge and NFTE’s Elevator Pitch Challenge met with President Obama in the Oval Office on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Winners: 1 st Place ($10,000): Nia Froome, Mama Nia’s Vegan Bakery, New York, NY 2 nd Place ($5,000): Nina Velic & Belma Ahmetovic, Beta Bytes, Hartford, CT 3 rd Place ($2,500): Crystal Vo, Sweet Tooth Bites, San Jose, CA Elevator Pitch Challenge: Steven Gordon, TatooID, Brooklyn, NY (l-r) Amy Rosen, NFTE’s President & CEO; Nia Froome, 1st place winner; Nina Velic and Belma Ahmetovic, 2nd place winners; Crystal Vo, 3rd place winner; Steven Gordon, Elevator Pitch Challenge winner.

7 NFTE Student Experience – Reinforcing a Pathway NFTE Program focus at each stage N F T E IN THE CLASSROOM / OUR C U R R I C U L U M N F T E B E Y O N D T H E C L A S S R O O M NFTE bridges the middle & high school experience through Summer BizCamps and online services NFTE Alumni Network MIDDLE/EARLY SCHOOLEARLY HIGH SCHOOLLATE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE, OWN A BUSINESS & BEYOND Students learn business practices through experiential modules Students learn through in-depth courses and learn to develop a business plan Students develop a deeper understanding through mentoring & competition College/ Post- Secondary Curriculum NFTE offers e-Club, an afterschool opportunity for students to expand their entrepreneurial activity 7

8 Career Explorations for the 21 st Century

9 Organization 5 Parts 24 Chapters 3-7 Skills Sections

10 Five Parts/Units of Learning Part I: Careers and You Part II: Preparing for a Career Part III: Career Development Part IV: Entrepreneurship Part V: Financial Management

11 Magazine style design

12 End of chapter activities

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15 Entrepreneurship Workbook

16 Teachers Wraparound Edition

17 Teacher’s Wraparound Edition

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20 Exploring Careers for the 21 st Century: Teacher’s Resource CD Chapter PPTs –Key Concepts –Vocabulary Exploring Careers Workbook Answer Key Career Plan Template Test Generation Software

21 NFTE Careers Program

22 22 Learning Process Guided Instruction Activity Close the Learning Setting the stage for learning/chapter reading Apply the concept through examples Relate concepts to entrepreneurship Reinforce concept & connect the learning to business pitch Business Development

23 Learning Objectives Identify personal characteristics Differentiate between business ideas and opportunities Evaluate and communicate business opportunities

24 Content 12 Chapters 60 hours ChapterContent 1Your Personal Strengths 2The Roles You Play 3Why We Work 5Think Like an Entrepreneur 6Skills for Success 8Communicating with Others 9Building Relationships

25 Content ChapterContent 10Basic Math Skills 11Technology in Your Career 16Living a Healthy and Balanced Life 17Starting Your Own Business 18Planning Your Business

26 Materials Exploring Careers for the 21 st Century student textbook Entrepreneurship Workbook Ten9Eight Movie & Student Companion book

27 Program Standards 12 standard NFTE activitiesOnline buying & selling event1 guest speaker

28 Deliverable In groups students will create & present Commercial (optional) 2-minute business pitch Expo board with key concepts

29 Example: Personal Strengths

30 Recognizing Your Values Something has instrumental value if it is important for acquiring something else. Something has intrinsic value if it is important in and of itself. Moral values help you tell right from wrong. Work-related values refer to how you like to work and the results that you produce. Values can change as you grow. Not everyone values the same things. 30 Values are the thoughts, ideas, and actions that are important to you.

31 Understanding Standards and Ethics Standards are used to measure performance. One way to avoid conflict is to have flexible standards that you can adapt to different situations. Your values and standards are also influenced by your ethics. –Some ethics are established by society. –Some ethics are established by groups of people, such as the members of certain professions. –Some ethics are personal and usually measure virtues such as honesty, compassion, and loyalty. 31 Standards are guidelines for whether or not something meets expectations. Ethics are a set of beliefs about what is right and what is wrong.

32 Identifying Your Strengths and Interests Your personal qualities are the characteristics and traits that make you unique. A skill is an ability or talent—something you do well. To recognize your own strengths, you must be very honest about what you do well, and what you do not. Strengths also include accomplishments, which are things you have achieved at home, in school, or in the community. Interests are subjects or activities that attract your attention and that you enjoy doing or learning about. 32 Your strengths are your positive qualities and skills.

33 Recognizing Character Qualities You show your character qualities by the way you act and the things you say. Your character traits influence the way other people see you and the way you see yourself. You develop character qualities over time as you come to understand what is important to you. You can also emulate—or copy in a respectful manner the character of someone you admire. The more you understand about yourself, the easier it is to identify all of your traits. 33 Your character is the personal qualities or traits that make you unique.

34 Having a Positive Attitude One way to tell a positive character trait from a negative character trait is to ask yourself whether you would like that trait in someone else. Positive character qualities—or virtues—make you feel good about yourself and contribute to your well-being. Attitude is the way you think, feel, or behave, particularly when you are with other people. When you have a positive attitude, people want to be around you. Most employers want to hire people who have a positive attitude. You can develop a positive attitude by developing positive character traits. 1 34

35 Chapter Review A career is a chosen field of work in which you try to advance over time by gaining responsibility and earning more money. A job is any activity that you do in exchange for money or other payment. Occupation is a word that means career or job. Career requirements are the responsibilities that you must perform in order to succeed in the career. Values are the thoughts, ideas, and actions that are important to you. Standards are guidelines for whether or not something meets expectations. 1 35

36 Career Counsel Chapter Review (Continued) Ethics are a set of beliefs about what is right and what is wrong. Your strengths are your positive qualities and skills. Your character is the personal qualities or traits that make you unique. When you have a positive attitude, people want to be around you. Employability means having and using your life skills and abilities to be hired and stay hired. A skill is the ability to do a task well. 1 36

37 Personal Strengths Activity Create Your Own Superhero –What would your super power be? –What strengths would you have? –What would your superhero look like? –What type of evil would you fight? Why? –What would your weakness be? –What would your everyday identity be? Draw and Present back 37

38 Personal Strengths Activity Debrief What did you think about the activity? As a Student? As a Teacher? What was the purpose/objective? How would this work in your classroom? Any Modifications? 38

39 Personal Strengths Activity Objective Identify and discuss strengths, talents and interests Assess personal strengths, characteristics and skills Reinforce chapter concepts 39

40 Personal Strengths: Business Development Name 3 Entrepreneurs What characteristics do they have? What characteristics do you share with them? Based off your characteristics and skills brainstorm business ideas 40

41 Supplemental Materials Ten9EightYour Financial Future (volunteer curriculum) Financial Literacy Digital Games & Modules

42 Finance Quest

43 Financial Literacy Games and Simulations Generously Supported by the Peterson Foundation

44 Financial Literacy Lessons Teachers and NFTE Volunteers Unit 1: The Economic Way of Thinking Unit 2: Money Management and the Basics of Banking Unit 3: Saving and Investing Unit 4: Spending Unit 5: Credit Unit 6: Philanthropy and Giving Unit 7: Personal Insurance Needs Unit 8: Career Planning: Taking Charge of Your Life

45 How Can You Get Involved? Visit our website : Find a NFTE location near you!


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