Akhona Bhengu of Alexandra has been named a 2017 Citi Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellow, a summer leadership development and internship program for Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) alumni. Citi Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellows serve as role models to young people in NFTE summer programs and demonstrate how the entrepreneurial mindset can serve them in giving back to their communities, while supporting their educational and career paths.
Bhengu will be a mentor at the DC-Baltimore NFTE BizCamp this summer. During her NFTE classes, she invented Athena, a sports bra with pockets, and competed in the Semi-Finals for the NFTE DC-Baltimore area. Bhengu says her time at NFTE taught her to never give up and that losing isn’t a bad thing; it’s just a time for further development and improvement. She will attend Virginia Commonwealth University this fall and major in Mass Communications & Entrepreneurship and Marketing.
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