Youth Venture News

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Submitted on Tue, April 26, 2016
Youth Venture had the awesome opportunity to lead more than 4 interactive changemaker sessions at this year's #Exchange2016, hosted by Ashoka U in New Orleans. Each year, Ashoka U mobilzes more than 700 innovators and leaders in higher education to share best practices and work as a team of teams towards social impact and innovation across campuses.  Our Youth...
The university space is one that carries incredible promise for collaborative experiences where faculty, students and the surrounding community can together expand opportunities for social good, empathy and people-centered solutions. But what environment should universities co-create with students for youth-changemaking to flourish; and what best practices are already out...
The interplay between corporate and university sectors can influence the trajectory of societies, the advancement of communities, and the health of our planet. In fact, universities and companies both maintain a shared center: community. At a deeper level, the relationship dynamics among students, faculty, university leadership and companies will influence whether or not...
All of us are living in a time where mental health and well-being are challenged in unprecedented ways: be it from global economic crises, war, high youth unemployment to the rising tide of cyber bullying and the pressure to succeed in a world where the only constant is unpredictability and change. In our global work--with youth organizations, companies, parents and...
Submitted on Tue, January 26, 2016
Ashoka’s Youth Venture has teamed up with the Malala Fund to profile stories of young changemakers around the world as part of the Stand #withMalala campaign surrounding the release of the film, HE NAMED ME MALALA. Ashoka spoke seperately with youth innovators Christine Gatwiri (CG), who founded the Soh Wiki & 1 Bob initiative in Kenya, and the leader of Argentina’s...
Submitted on Mon, August 24, 2015
*This article was originally published in The Huffington Post, on 14 August, 2015 by Youth Venture’s Mohsin Mohi Ud Din. Youth Venture recently gave a keynote speech at the Global Citizen Initiative Youth Summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was a special opportunity to meet some incredible young social entrepreneurs and scholars from all over the world. We...
Submitted on Mon, August 10, 2015
Each year for #YouthDay, promoting youth issues can sometimes neglect to offer tangible examples for why young people should be more included in decision-making processes, and valued as change agents in schools, companies and organizations. Many young people are leading their own movements for social change and promoting the core skills of empathy, teamwork, fluid...
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-...