ADOPT A CLASS

 

NFTE offers our volunteers the opportunity to adopt a class, connecting directly with a group of students over the course of the year. Adoption brings a full year of a NFTE in-school Entrepreneurship or Tech-Entrepreneurship course to students, including the NFTE curriculum, experiential activity materials, field trips, volunteer engagement, and student assessment (diagnostic, summative, and formative; tracked in Salesforce to optimize student impact).

THROUGH YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR ADOPTED NFTE CLASSROOM, YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • A photo of your class and a letter from your NFTE teacher at the beginning of the school year.
  • Letters from students at milestones throughout the year.
  • The winning business plan from the classroom competition.
  • Updates if a NFTE student from your class wins competitions at the regional or national levels.

ADDITIONAL ADOPT-A-CLASS BENEFITS:

  • Visit the classroom and meet your NFTE teacher and students. year.
  • Be a judge at the classroom competition.
  • VIP invitation to the Regional Final in your area.
  • Invitation to the NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York City each fall.
  • Invitations to any other student showcases in your region and other VIP events.

Adopt-a-Class donors can also explore other volunteer opportunities with NFTE regional staff.

“Adopt-a-Class has been a great partnership for Citi and our partner school, Academy of Finance and Enterprise. Citi employees have had the opportunity to serve as guest speakers in their areas of expertise and coach young people at the early stages of planning their businesses. As a volunteer with Adopt-a-Class, I have enjoyed getting to know a local teacher and class of students’ just steps from my office.” -- Margaret Walkup, Pathways to Progress Program Associate