Pathways Academy of Technology and Design Alum Wins Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year at Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Global Showcase in New York City
Hartford, CT (March 23, 2017) — Miguel Vazquez Jr. Founder and CEO of MV Consulting and a graduate of Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, has been awarded the 2017 Global Young Entrepreneur Award for the New England region. This award honors entrepreneurial graduates who launch successful businesses after completing the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) program. Miguel travelled to NYC to accept his award at the 2017 Global Showcase on March 23rd at Cipriani in the Financial District in Manhattan.
This elegant annual event celebrates NFTE’s extraordinary teachers and alumni from around the world with our Global Young Entrepreneur and Global Enterprising Educator Awards, as well as our Volunteer of the Year award winners, and featuring a panel moderated by Forbes Editor Caroline Howard of #30Under30 entrepreneurs.
Miguel’s entrepreneurial spirit stemmed from his NFTE class in high school, and matured throughout his four years at Babson College, where he was the NFTE Scholar recipient. According to Jennifer Green, Regional Director of NFTE, “Miguel is a natural born role model. With an entrepreneurial mindset, a heart of gold, and a passion to help others, Miguel is an inspiration to us all.”
John Griffin, Miguel’s NFTE teacher at Pathways, and NFTE’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, has been by Miguel’s side since the first day they met back in 2006, acting as a mentor and a friend. Now, more than a decade later, though retired, Mr. Griffin still bursts with pride when hearing of Miguel’s accomplishments.
Above all, Miguel values serving others and the community. “Here I am with a selfless heart ready to connect with other changemakers to tackle our social problems.” He is determined to “empower people – locally and globally – to take ownership of their lives.”
About the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Too many young people today drop out of school and struggle to break the cycle of poverty. Since 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has been inspiring young people to pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life. By providing entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world, NFTE empowers students to own their educations in and out of the classroom and to find their own path to success. Hundreds of thousands of students have discovered opportunity all around them through entrepreneurship via thousands of certified educators worldwide. NFTE has worked with more than 700,000 young people from low-income communities in programs across the U.S. and around the world. As of now, NFTE operates our
successful curriculum in 23 locations in 10 countries and continues to expand – sharing and spreading the transformative power of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are a powerful driver of economic growth and NFTE sows the seeds of innovation in students worldwide. To learn more visit www.nfte.com, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/NFTE or follow us on Twitter at @NFTE.