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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...
Submitted on Wed, September 4, 2013
  The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, developed in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, are looking for innovative yet practical, tangible solutions created by young people that help make sustainable living commonplace. The seven young entrepreneurs, 30 years and under, who submit the most impressive entries...
Are you under the age of 25? Do you have an idea how technology can change your world for the better? This is your chance to play a role in setting the next generation of international information and communication technologies (ICT) policy. This year, world leaders will set development goals to drive global policy making for the next generation. Within this context, the...
This article was taken from the Huffingtonpost. You can read the original article here. We at Youth Venture loved it so much that we had to share. Enjoy! Bill Watterson retired from writing and drawing "Calvin & Hobbes" about 18 years ago, but the timelessness of his message -- to always remain thoughtful, imaginative, and playful -- will stick in our culture...
  Originallly Posted by: Civil Rights Teaching When most people think of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, what comes to mind is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic statement, 'I Have a Dream.' In truth, there was much more to this historic event than these four words in King’s speech. The March on Washington was a milestone in a movement that...
This post was co-written by Sara Potler LaHayne and Jess Feingold and was originally posted on Forbes blog.  Sara (@move_thisworld) is the Founder and CEO of Move This World, a global nonprofit that uses creative movement to address and transform conflict, violence, and bullying in communities worldwide. Jess (@jessfeingold) is the senior partnerships manager at...
Submitted on Thu, August 22, 2013
If you've got an idea for positively impacting the environment - whether its a community garden, a recrycling project, a conservation project or others - Project Learning Tree GreenWorks is awarding a GreenWorks! grant of up to $1000. The grant is meant to encouage students and young people to get involved. If you get your school involved, your campus could apply for a...
Join a communications and marketing expert, Ashoka Partner BI-US’ Director of Internal & Executive Communications, in a 1-hour webinar around communications and marketing, including:   •    Training on how to create a communications plan for your idea•    Marketing tips and tools for expanding the reach of your organization,...