Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and G-Unity Foundation announce collaboration

NEW YORK, May 2, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unity Foundation announced their partnership to support aspiring entrepreneurs at the NFTE Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards Gala on 1 May 2024, in New York City. This partnership aims to equip young people with the entrepreneurial skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s competitive world.

“The G-Unity Foundation is working well with NFTE in our efforts to promote inclusive and conscious capitalism by fueling the entrepreneurial mindset of youth in underserved communities,” said NFTE President & CEO Dr. J.D. LaRock. “Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson’s own determined story is sure to inspire our NFTE students around the world.”

As part of this partnership, NFTE and the G-Unity Foundation will launch a joint BizCamp program that includes both the NFTE course content and the G-Unity Business Lab program, providing students with an immersive experience in the world of entrepreneurship. Participants will delve deeply into essential entrepreneurial skills such as market research, financial literacy and marketing strategies. This hands-on learning approach will foster creativity and sharpen problem-solving skills, giving students the tools they need to tackle the challenges and opportunities they encounter in the business world.

Jackson was honored at last night’s gala with the NFTE Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for his remarkable success in the music industry and beyond. Jackson said: “This award embodies everything that both NFTE and I stand for, empowering the next generation of young people to go out, work hard, take risks and pursue their dreams with steady determination.”

Also receiving the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award were the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and Preet Sabharwal, NFTE alumnus and co-founder/managing partner of SAB Capital. In addition, Michael J. Kacsmar, Chairman of the NFTE Board of Directors, received the NFTE Legacy Award, which further spotlights the outstanding achievements of individuals in the field of entrepreneurship.

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About NFTE:

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) fuels the entrepreneurial mindset with unique learning experiences that empower students to take charge of their future. NFTE, a global nonprofit organization founded in 1987, provides high-quality entrepreneurship education to middle school, high school and post-secondary students. NFTE brings the power of entrepreneurship to students regardless of family income, community resources, special needs, gender identity, race or ethnicity. NFTE has trained more than one million students and delivers our programs in-school, out-of-school, in-person, online, or through hybrid models. Visit for more information.

About the G-Unity Foundation:

Founded by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in 2003, the G-Unity Foundation supports programs that promote conscious capitalism, as well as social and leadership skills for youth across the country. Through both public and private partnerships, the G-Unity Foundation works to fund, manage and support programs aimed at serving communities in need.

In Houston, the G-Unity Foundation is partnering with the Houston Independent School District to operate the G-Unity Business Lab at six high schools. The after-school entrepreneurship program offers students the opportunity to learn core business values ​​and learn practical skills to develop business ideas with input from business leaders, companies and visiting professors, including Jackson.

In connection with Jackson’s growing professional sports partnership program, the G-Unity Foundation has expanded its reach as a close collaborative partner to include the respective charitable foundations of the Houston Rockets, the Houston Astros, the Houston Texans, the Sacramento Kings, the Indiana Pacers, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Commanders.

In addition, Jackson remains active in contributing his time and resources to supporting various community outreach programs and charities, including the NAACP Toy Drive, Houston’s Christmas Eve Super Feast, the Houston Symphony, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the American Cancer Society and various local, regional and national charities. Every Thanksgiving, Jackson and the G-Unity Foundation sponsor Turkey Drives in multiple cities across the US.

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