In 2013, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon stated that:
“This year, some 73 million young people will be unemployed. An estimated 425 million young women and men will join the labour force between 2016 and 2030. That means the world will need about half a billion jobs by then.”

“To help meet this challenge, we should encourage, educate and empower young entrepreneurs.”

He concluded: “This generation of youth is the largest in history. If we invest in their education and empowerment, we can transform our world.”

These are precisely the challenges we are working to address sustainably at FTY, focusing on inclusive education under the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

FTY’s mission is to empower economic & social advancement across all levels of the economic pyramid through entrepreneurship education at the high school level. We meet this mission through three primary activities.

In person:
FTY’s after school entrepreneurship clubs meet for two hours per week over...
In 2013, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon stated that:
“This year, some 73 million young people will be unemployed. An estimated 425 million young women and men will join the labour force between 2016 and 2030. That means the world will need about half a billion jobs by then.”

“To help meet this challenge, we should encourage, educate and empower young entrepreneurs.”

He concluded: “This generation of youth is the largest in history. If we invest in their education and empowerment, we can transform our world.”

These are precisely the challenges we are working to address sustainably at FTY, focusing on inclusive education under the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

FTY’s mission is to empower economic & social advancement across all levels of the economic pyramid through entrepreneurship education at the high school level. We meet this mission through three primary activities.

In person:
FTY’s after school entrepreneurship clubs meet for two hours per week over 13 weeks. Students learn the Business Model Canvas week by week as they devel-op their own business models in teams, make or lose real money, & compete in national & international business pitch competitions.

We then work with our students in underprivileged communities around the world, teaching entrepreneurship to people who couldn’t otherwise learn it. For example, we have conducted intensive, hands-on, entrepreneurship workshops in an orphanage and a youth prison, where our students work with experienced entrepreneurs to help teach and mentor entrepreneurship, making entrepreneurship education more accessible to more people, regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, or formal education.

Online:
FTY has partnered with a subsidiary of Foxconn to bring its entrepreneurship curriculum to the world as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) which can be implemented by any school, community, or country, at scale. We have multiple trial schools lined up in Taiwan for our online curriculum, with a view towards broader national implementation.

FTY empowers students of all socioeconomic backgrounds to take more control of their lives, and futures, through entrepreneurship education and training.
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