NFTE Welcomes New President and Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORKSept. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), a global educational nonprofit focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset and building startup skills in young people from underserved communities, announced it has named Dr. J.D. LaRock as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer effective September 30, 2019. Reaching more than 100,000 students annually, NFTE works with schools and community partners across the country through its nationwide network to teach entrepreneurial skills that prepare young people to thrive in today’s job market. Each October, NFTE hosts the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business plan/pitch competition that gives young entrepreneurs an opportunity to win seed capital to grow a startup or pursue educational goals. This year’s Challenge, presented by the Citi Foundation and EY with support from PayPal, will be held in New York City on October 16.

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