The Center for Entrepreneurship Welcomes NFTE BizAcademies

Suffolk University’s Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to partner with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester to host two summer entrepreneurship BizAcademies for local high school students.

High School Entrepreneurship

NFTE’s BizAcademies are designed to unlock the entrepreneurial mindset in youth as each participant builds a full plan for an original business idea of their own. This summer, the Center for Entrepreneurship will host one co-ed BizAcademy focused on NFTE’s award-winning entrepreneurship curriculum, as well as the new NFTE Girls Empowered! BizAcademy which will also include themes of women’s leadership, inspirational female entrepreneurs as guest speakers and activities focused on girl’s confidence building. Both sessions will help students gain the confidence and skills needed to become the CEOs of their future. The award winning experiential program activities include group work, individual learning, field trips (including one to New York City), a selling event, and a business plan competition with more than $1,000 in prizes. Local business leaders and entrepreneurs will coach all students as they create business plans and practice problem solving, flexibility, collaboration, critical thinking, comfort with risk, and 21st Century workforce development skills.

The program will run July 25 – August 5, 2016 for students 13-18. For application information, please contact Santi Ayu, Education Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester,, P: 617.288.7120, Ext: 2321

About NFTE

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has taught and inspired more than 600,000 young people to pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life since our founding in 1987. By providing entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world, NFTE empowers students to own their education and future success. NFTE has programs in 23 locations and 10 countries. To learn more, visit, like NFTE on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at @NFTENewEngland and @NFTE