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Shifting Careers blog: Keeping Kids Off the Streets, Through Business

Today, an international organization called the National Foundation for Teaching EntrepreneurshipNFTE, was founded in 1988 by Steve Mariotti, a public school teacher, anti-dropout specialist and serial entrepreneur who says that teaching entrepreneurship to low-income kids serves a few purposes: it teaches skills like math, reading, writing and critical thinking; it provides kids with a vision of how they can control their own futures; and it can also keep kids off the streets and in school.

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