Youth Venture News

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Submitted on Thu, June 20, 2013
How are you a changemaker? How are you tackling the worlds most pressing challenges? We want to hear!
Submitted on Tue, June 18, 2013
[originally posted in girltak newsletter, June 12, 2013]   The challenge: how to foster women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics positions? San Francisco—June 12, 2013— Sejal Hathi, co-founder of girltank, and Kimberly Bryant, girltanker and founder of Black Girls CODE, are joining 100 brilliant innovators, over 11 hours, on one plane to change the...
Submitted on Fri, June 14, 2013
New York City's Mayor Bloomberg, Ashoka Changemakers and Ashoka's Youth Venture have partnered to launch the My Voice, Our City Campaign. What will you do to make your city stronger? Here is your chance to make your voice heard about the solutions you think are neccessary to make New York a more vibrant place for all people to live. The My Voice, Our City: What will you...
* This was originially posted on Huffington Post by Allison Jones. Allison is an editor for Idealist.org. She is a 27 year-old Brooklyn girl who is passionate about making the world a better place. By leveraging technology and embracing the social change landscape,she  believes we can create change where ever we are. (Photo credit: The Good Deed Project) The...
Are you prepared for the professional environment? Are you a recent hire looking to polish your workplace skills?  The Public Leadership Education Network will offer a series of professional development events this summer designed specifically for interns, recent graduates, and young professional women who are new to government relations. Participants will be...
Submitted on Tue, June 4, 2013
This post was written by Youth Venturer Thomas Bernhardt-Lanier. At my school, sophomores have the wonderful opportunity to complete a weeklong internship that is part of the curriculum. While researching for an option, I heard about the Future Forum and the finals of the Banking on Youth Competition, inspiring events that coincided with my internship week. A venturer...
Congratulations to all of you who are graduating this year and preparing for new beginnings – whether moving up to the next grade, starting college, or putting your passions to work!  As you’re thinking about next steps and how to activate your future, we wanted to share a message from Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka and Youth Venture - that guides all of the work we...
Submitted on Wed, May 29, 2013
At YV we talk a lot about the importance of thinking about systems and creating systemic change that has the most impact and we hope that you all have that interest and ambition as well. It can get so very overwhelming to think about the entire system though! Worse, you can feel like you’re not doing enough because you’re not working on the system as a whole. This article...
Submitted on Wed, May 15, 2013
  Nexus Global Youth Summit 2013  on Innovative Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship United Nations Headquarters New York City – July 24-27, 2013. The third annual Nexus Global Youth Summit on Innovative Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship will convene at the United Nations in New York City, 24-27 July, 2013. Bringing together young philanthropists,...
Editor's note: This post was written by Ashoka Associate Neerali Patel and was originally posted on Forbes. True, sustained success does not happen overnight. Nor does it happen on the basis of raw talent or one great idea. It is achieved through the commitment and culmination of endless hours of getting to know, internalizing and applying the nuanced depths of an...