YOUth can make a difference!

Youth Venture helps young people lead the way in changing their communities.

One YVer's journey to the White House

Check out Daniella's changemaker journey. It all started with one letter!

The power of changemaker teachers

Imagine a world where entire school districts supply the next generation of innovators and community leaders with the core skills of changemaking. This is already happening!

Kaya Co. 'The ability to do'

Rexy, a young venturer, shares his #ChangeMaker journey and how he transformed a challenge into an opportunity for the Filipino diaspora

Youth take the stage at Ashoka Future Forum

Missed the Forum? Have no fear. We got some reflections to satiate your hunger for changemaking and building a better world for all.
Submitted on Tue, May 19, 2015
You may have missed the mega gathering of over 400 creators, innovators and allies for social good who attended the Ashoka Future Forum last week, but have no fear! We got some reflections to satiate your hunger for changemaking and building a better world for all. Ashoka Fellow, Amlan Ganguly put it best at the Forum when he said, “If you want children to be the change-...
Submitted on Wed, May 6, 2015
    What kind of future would you create if you had the chance? At this year’s Future Forum, Ashoka brings together 400 of the brightest minds from the world of social entrepreneurship to discuss ideas that will push the limits of imagination. Join the conversation as we #SeizetheFuture on May 13-14! Youth Venture—along with Ashoka Fellows and corporate...
Submitted on Thu, April 30, 2015
Rexy Josh Dorado lived in the Philippines for the first 11 years of his life. Then—in a moment it would seem— he found himself in Cleveland, Ohio. Middle school can offer up some tough years for any student trying to fit in. Add on the hardship of being a newcomer to America and it is not surprising that Rexy found himself feeling isolated and culturally fragmented with...

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Keep checking back for grant and support opportunities for youth changemakers! No step is too small. Put your ideas out there and engage in opporutnities to learn, connect and amplify your changemaking ideas for your community!

American Express Emerging Innovators Bootcamps | June-August 2015

For the next three months, the Changemakers American Express site will serve as an online extension of the Boot Camps, offering a toolkit of resources to support the growth and learning of emerging social innovators all over the world. Whether you just have a good idea or you are a startup ready to scale,...

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The Story of Ashoka

A group of 35 summer interns tell the story of Ashoka in their own words

Everyone a Changemaker: The Story of Pinelands North
MTV and Youth Venture: Agents of Change