Youth Venture News

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Submitted on Thu, July 23, 2015
                Changemakers boldly create solutions where most might only see problems and limitations. This is no easy task, yet every day young changemakers are answering the call for bringing about social change in their schools, homes and communities. But building a social venture, by itself, may not be enough to transform a...
Submitted on Tue, June 23, 2015
The red carpet was rolled out, the cameras were flashing lights, and today's music and movie stars celebrated the MTV Millennial Awards, also known as MTV MiAw. But it was not just entertainment celebrities walking the red carpet and rocking out on stage. This year, Ashoka’s Youth Venture received an award for supporting the Millennial Generation to become changemakers in...
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...
Submitted on Thu, April 9, 2015
  Imagine a world where entire school districts are going beyond the status-quo education path of tests and books and really inspiring the next generation of innovators and changemakers. This world is within reach today, in the here and now. Such collaborative education ecosystems will help tip history towards a safer and more prosperous people and planet. Whether...
Submitted on Sat, March 21, 2015
“I had no idea that one letter would change my life,” says sixteen year old  Daniella Cohen. She is just hours away from attending the White House to receive an award for a video she produced about the impact of giving.Years before gracing the White House, Daniella was in fifth grade and took part in a letter writing initiative that connected her with peers in...
Submitted on Thu, March 19, 2015
Do you have a creative vision for realizing positive change? Got a camera? Ashoka’s Youth Venture co-created with Adobe Youth Voices a brand new “Social Venture” category for the Adobe Youth Voices Awards. This is a great opportunity for young changemakers to visually share their story and win prizes to help further their ventures.   The Adobe Youth Voices Awards--#...
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...