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Submitted on Fri, July 12, 2013
  Written by Youth Venture volunteer, Topher Anuzis. Let me rephrase that… A mind is a terrible thing to constrain. This is especially true of children of any age, who are far smarter than we expect.  Their minds are constantly evolving and adapting, growing to learn and accept new concepts.  During playtime, in the classroom, and at rest their minds...
This article was originally posted and written by Ben Duda and Mary Bruce on Huffington Post. Since AmeriCorps was launched 20 years ago, nearly 1 million Americans have served, working to address our nation's most pressing challenges. They've tutored in our toughest schools, provided emergency relief services after tornadoes and hurricanes and helped veterans get...
Submitted on Mon, July 8, 2013
This post was written by YV Summer Associate and intern-extrordinaire, Sarah Jarecki. Through my experiences, I’ve seen two attitudes groups or individuals can take towards goals, tasks and many other experiences: a “can’t do” or a “can-do.” Although the terms may sound cheesy, they are often an appropriate summation of the attitudes someone can take towards a project...
Submitted on Mon, July 8, 2013
  Written by: Sarah Jarecki Through my experiences, I’ve seen two attitudes groups or individuals can take towards goals, tasks and many other experiences: a “can’t do” or a “can-do.” Although the terms may sound cheesy, they are often an appropriate summation of the attitudes someone can take towards a project. Many life moments are defined by deciding (possibly...
Submitted on Mon, July 8, 2013
Hi! I'm Gabby and I am a brand new intern here at Ashoka Youth Venture. How did I end up at Ashoka? Last year I became a very active member of my high schools signature program, focused on community development and global citizenship. It led my to many opportunities, it even influenced me to begin a venture of my own, called Growing Global. A program for elementary...
Submitted on Mon, July 8, 2013
Hi I'm Hannah Ouyachi! I'm so excited to be working with Youth Venture this summer. I'm super interested in international development and humanitarian issues so Ashoka is the perfect place to be. This summer, I hope to broaden my horizons and narrow my interests, learning about all the different aspects of Ashoka. Learning how to effectively invest in changemakers and...
  Global Scholar is an organization working to build  young global leaders who both have the knowledge and the skills to build a better world! They will be offering an intensive global leadership program this July 2013 in Washington, DC for high school students who are eager to build a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. In 2013, Global Scholar will...
Submitted on Thu, June 27, 2013
There's a lot of attention these days in the news and in political discussions about school reform and how we best create the educational environment that will pepare students to be successful in life.  At Youth Venture, we know that the best ideas about how to make our school system work are in the minds of those who experience the highs and lows of our education...
Submitted on Mon, June 24, 2013
  Did you know that 32,000 D.C. children (about 1 in 3) lived in poverty in 2011 and about 47,000 lived with parents who lacked secure employment? It is all too clear that many children in the nation’s capital are growing up in environments that limit their ability to reach their full potential, according to data from the national 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released...
Submitted on Thu, June 20, 2013
Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Explore the film in detail at girlrising....