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Submitted on Thu, March 6, 2014
Lift Up Long Island Second Workshop Recap February 7th's Lift Up Long Island Workshop was a tremendous success! Students representing 24 schools and seven school districts attended the workshop hosted by the Three Village School District and engaged in myriad activities focused on changemaking, community building, and social venture creation.The day was...
Submitted on Thu, March 6, 2014
Lift Up Long Island Second Workshop Recap February 7th's Lift Up Long Island Workshop was a tremendous success! Students representing 24 schools and seven school districts attended the workshop hosted by the Three Village School District and engaged in myriad activities focused on changemaking, community building, and social venture creation.The day was...
Do you have a team working on civic engagement? Education? Or Advocacy? Do you know youth who are currently running their own venture projects/ideas? If so, the iCivics Impact Project Competition might be the opportunity for you! Youth Venture has a successful partnership with iCivics, an online game site that teaches young people about civic engagement and...
Do you have a team working on civic engagement? Education? Or Advocacy? Do you know youth who are currently running their own venture projects/ideas? If so, the iCivics Impact Project Competition might be the opportunity for you! Youth Venture has a successful partnership with iCivics, an online game site that teaches young people about civic engagement and...
Youth Venture Grant Recipient, Rhonesha Byng, is a Top Five Finalist in the Camp Campbell's Competition. Campbell's has united a community of the next generation of women leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of food, innovation and social entrepreneurship. Campbell's put out a call to add one more forward-thinking young woman to the team, and have narrowed down the...
Youth Venture Grant Recipient, Rhonesha Byng, is a Top Five Finalist in the Camp Campbell's Competition. Campbell's has united a community of the next generation of women leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of food, innovation and social entrepreneurship. Campbell's put out a call to add one more forward-thinking young woman to the team, and have narrowed down the...
Editor's Note: This post was written by Tsega Belachew, and originally appeared on Forbes.  Tsega Belachew (@tsepeaces) shares insights on social entrepreneurs paving the path for youth employment solutions in Africa…  It is not easy to be young and in the labor market today. In the midst of economic and political flux, youth face a lot of uncertainty about...
Submitted on Mon, September 9, 2013
  The annual Spirit of Innovatin Challenge has begun! Sponsored by the Conrad Foundation, this competition is open to students ages 13-18 from around the world who are working in teams to use science, technology and engenering to innovate and change the world. This year the competion is focusing on ideas around aerospace, cyber technology and security, energy and...
Editor's Note: This post was written by John Converse Townsend, and originally appeared on Forbes.  Molly Barker is a yogi, a four-time Ironman triathlete (!), an author, and a recovering alcoholic. She’s also a social entrepreneur, an Ashoka Fellow, and the founder of Girls on the Run, a program that empowers girls to grow up joyful, healthy and...
Submitted on Thu, September 5, 2013
*This post was originally posted on Start Empathy's blog and written by Emily Cherkin. Emily is a full-time mother to Max, age 5, and Sylvie, age 2, and works part-time with 7th graders, teaching an anti-bullying and media literacy curriculum at a private school in Seattle, WA. When she finds free hours, she likes to blog about parenting and eat food from her garden...