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Homeschooler Named Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

On May 19, 2003, eighteen top young entrepreneurs were honored at National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Tenth Annual Salute to the Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards Dinner in New York City. The young entrepreneurs are all graduates of NFTE, an international nonprofit organization that teaches entrepreneurship to young people so they can become economically productive members of society. Each of the students received a cash prize ranging from $750-1000 for their start-up businesses or college education.

One of those winners was Jason Heki, a seventeen year old homeschooler from Iowa. Jason established Green Acres Family Farm, which sells free range eggs to local restaurants. Jason is also writing a book on entrepreneurship as well diversifying into chemical free vegetables. Read more…

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