Key Reading & Web Guide



Before You Quit Your Job by Robert T Kiyosaki. Warner Business Books, 2005.

The E Generation by Marilyn L. Kourilsky and William B. Walstad. Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2000.

White Paper describing the importance of entrepreneurship everywhere in the educational system. Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

Future CEO Stars, $25/year subscription, written for students by students to share entrepreneurial success stories. Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, Appearing August, 2007

I Said Yes! Real Life Stories of Students, Teachers and Leaders Saying YES! to Youth Entrepreneurship in America's Schools by Julie Silard Kantor. Gazelles Publishing, 2006.

The Kids' Guide To Business by Jeff M. Brown., 2004.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter. Time Warner Paperbacks, 2002.

Rich Dad Poor Dad For Teens by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter. Little, Brown Young Readers, 2004.

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques by Michael Michalko.Ten Speed Press, 2006.

The Young Entrepreneur's Edge: Using Your Ambition, Independence, and Youth to Launch a Succesful Business by Jennifer Kushell. Princeton Review, 1999.

The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business by Steve Mariotti. Random House Inc, 2000.

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The Achievement Foundation, Inc.

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Association of Young Latino Entrepreneurs

BizWorld Foundation

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

Consortium Membership List


EcoVentures International


EnterprisePrep™ A Taste of the American Dream

Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur U


First Step Fund

Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge

Foundation for Teaching Economics

Future Farmers of America

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.


Independent Means Inc

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA)

Making Cents International

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

The NAACP Reginald F. Lewis Youth Entrepreneurial Institute

National Endowment for Financial Education®

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

National 4-H Curriculum—Page 18, “Be the E – Entrepreneurship”

NFIB-Young Entrepreneur Foundation

National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)

Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s, “Be Your Own Boss”

NxLevel Education Foundation

REAL Enterprises

Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE)

Students in Free Enterprise

USA Today-Entrepreneurship Education

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)-Teen Business Link


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NFTE has offices in several major metropolitan areas in the U.S.


Alabama REAL Enterprises
The University of Alabama

Bishop State Community College


California State University, Fresno

Food From the 'Hood



Young Americans Center for Financial Education


E Florida!

Buchholz High School


Georgia REAL Enterprises

Illinois Institute for Entrepreneurship Education



Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas


GEAR UP Kentucky


Mississippi REAL Enterprises
Mississippi Community Education Center
Dr. Nancy Boyll


New York REAL Enterprises
Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES


North Carolina REAL Enterprises




C.E.O. Academy

Vermont REAL Enterprises
Vermont Business Education Corporation
Ms. Lenae Quillen-Blume

Virginia REAL Enterprises
Lonesome Pine Office On Youth


Washington REAL Enterprises

West Virginia REAL Enterprises
Ohio-West Virginia YMCA

Emerging Minority Business Leaders (EMBL)

Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship


CERT wishes to thank the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education for providing much of the above Reading List and Web Links.

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

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I looked at other ethnicities who encourage entrepreneurship business owning in their communities and in their families, and the success they have from it.  I knew that this was something that I wanted my son to participate in, and be a part of, to be exposed to, and learn about.

-Deborah Hall
Stephan’s Mother



The success of the NFTE curriculum is dependent upon instructors like Harvey Berkman.  A public school teacher in Miami.

- Clarence Page
Syndicated Columnist,
Chicago Tribune



Young people actually want to find a way by which they can be a contributor, not only to their own lives, and the lives of their families, but to the larger economy.

-Rudy Crew Ed.D.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools



Every student enters the program with a business idea, with an essay.  Even our smallest children, our six- and seven-year-olds, even it's just a two-liner of what kind of business they'd like to start.  During that six week process, business consultants, teachers, teach the children various facets of business planning, from how to write a business plan to how to research your market to how to promote yourself at special events.  Children then begin to write a business plan around this idea.

-Terri Chapman
C.E.O. Academy



The salad dressing is not made by the students in a little classroom and they're mixing it up and throwing it in bottles in their garage and then running around trying to sell it.  The actual product is produced by our co-processor, so this is a legitimate food product that meets all specifications, that has met all of the testing, that is packaged and delivered and purchased by the major grocery stores, and they love it.

-Monique Hunter
Executive Director
Food From the ‘Hood



They decided to plant a garden and give the produce away to the needy in the community, and also promote the products through the farmer's market.  After their first initial sales at the farmer's market, they realized that this would not fund a college education, so different people came in to support them, and the idea came about from them to, "Why not sell salad dressing?"

-Monique Hunter
Executive Director
Food From the ‘Hood



Entrepreneurship is about business skills.  It's about all kinds of opportunity analysis.  It's about developing your own skills related to being good at something, so you can create your own business.  It's a whole series of things.  It focuses on you being the entrepreneur.  Whereas general business skills usually talk about becoming an entry-level employee, and using business skills and business information to move up the ladder.

-Dr. Cathy Ashmore
Consortium for
Entrepreneurship Education










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