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Genre Documentary
Running Time 85 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Nov 13, 2009
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Ten9Eight

In America, a kid drops out of high school every nine seconds. Imagine if they didn't. This is the compelling question behind award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio's newest project "Ten9Eight," a thought provoking film which tells the inspirational stories of several inner city teens (of differing race, religion, and ethnicity) from Harlem to Compton and all points in between, as they compete in an annual business plan competition run by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

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Nov. 13, 2009 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship was founded 22 years ago by Bronx high-school teacher Steve Mariotti upon a few basic notions. Why do so many kids drop out of high school? Because they’re not learning what they need to know. What do they need to know? Business skills. NFTE thus teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through a variety of programs that includes its annual National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, in which tens of thousands of kids pit their business plans against each other in a sort of free-market spelling bee judged by CEOs of major companies.

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