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WIPP Member Theresa Alfaro Daytner Named As One Of NFTE's 2013 Locally Grown Honorees

Monday, April 8, 2013  
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DAYTNER NAMED AS ONE OF NFTE'S 2013 LOCALLY GROWN HONOREES
DAYTNER CONSTRUCTION GROUP FOUNDER WILL BE HONORED AT16TH ANNUAL DARE TO DREAM GALA ON APRIL 10

WASHINGTON, DC – April 3, 2013 – The Network for TeachingEntrepreneurship (NFTE) Greater Washington Region today announced thatTheresaAlfaro Daytner has been selected as a 2013 Locally Grown Honoree. Daytner andfour other entrepreneurs were chosen by NFTE's executivecommittee following asubstantial nomination process.Honorees serve as NFTE ambassadors and will be formally recognized atthe 16th Annual Dare toDream Gala on April 10 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.The event's purpose is to raise fundsthat will enable over 900 youth from low-income communitiesin the metropolitanarea access to entrepreneurial training and practical business curriculums.

The Locally Grown title is bestowed upon entrepreneurs whobuild companies in the Washington region and make significant contributions totheirindividual communities.Anative of Greenbelt, Maryland, Daytner founded Daytner Construction Group inJanuary 2003.Since its inception,the companyhas grown to $18 million in annual revenues and been named to theINC 500 list for the last three years.She has been lauded by President Obama andnamed as one of the 10 MostPowerful Women Entrepreneurs by Fortune Magazine.Daytner's story is one of overcoming challenges, adversityand self-doubt, allowing her to pave the way to success.

"Theresa has made significant contributions to the GreaterWashington community, promised strong mentorship for our students, and inspiredus with herentrepreneurial endeavors and successes.We are thrilled to engage her in NFTE's mission to provideprograms that inspire young people to stay in school,leverage businessopportunities and plan for their futures,” said Tricia Granata, ExecutiveDirector of NFTE, DC Region.

The other 2013 Honorees include Geoff Allen, ZipList, Inc.;Alka Dhillon, Technalink, Inc.; Christopher Hertz, New Signature; and RickToren, QPID,Inc.

About the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Too many young people todaydrop out of school and struggle to break the cycle of poverty. Since 1987, theNetwork for TeachingEntrepreneurship (NFTE) has been inspiring young people topursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed inlife.By providing entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the realworld, NFTE empowers students to own their educations in and out oftheclassroom and to find their own path to success.NFTE is the only global nonprofit organization solelyfocused on bringing entrepreneurshipeducation to low-income youth. To date,NFTE programs have reached more than 500,000 young people. Currently, programsare active in 12countries and 21 U.S. states and NFTE impacts the lives ofnearly 50,000 young people annually. Specifically, NFTE DC Region is on thecuttingedge of entrepreneurship education, having set a goal to train 5,500students between 2011-2015 while bringing more relevancy to classroomsin thedistricts served. For more information, visitwww.nfte.com.

Amy Talley
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