Youth Venture News

Welcome to the Youth Venture blog. Please also read the 'Ashoka News' blog for stories and news from the Ashoka global website and Ashoka's Start Empathy blog.

Submitted on Mon, May 13, 2013
  Youth Service America, in partnership with the Festival of Children Foundation, is accepting applications for the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador program, an initiative to help young people between the ages of 16 and 22 address critical issues facing youth in the United States. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion for and...
Submitted on Fri, May 10, 2013
Happy Mothers Day. We at Youth Venture love number 10. Mom's are a crucial part of an "Everyone a Changemaker" world. High five to all the Mom's out there. Thanks for all you do.
Submitted on Fri, May 10, 2013
This blog post was originially posted on Ashoka Seattle's blog. Each quarter, Ashoka Seattle hosts Accelerator events that bring Youth Venture students from 14 Seattle schools together to meet other YVers and help take their ventures to the next level. This past week—Friday, April 26th—the Spring Accelerator event brought together over 100 people including YV...
Youth Action is pleased to announce that it has selected Youth Venture to receive its 2013 Chairman’s Award for supporting the launch efforts of Youth Action. As Anthony Phillips, Youth Action’s Managing Director & Board Chairman , said, “without Youth Venture’s initial investment into our organization, there would be no Youth Action today, now 10...
  CALLING ALL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS! Ashoka’s Youth Venture has partnered with the NYU Stern School of Business to host a FREE one-day boot camp for young entrepreneurs based in New York City.   Participants will benefit from: • Training around social venture creation and idea generation • Materials and resources invaluable to starting and maintaining a venture...
Submitted on Tue, April 23, 2013
  The World We Want Foundation is awarding grants of up to $5,000 to youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who want to make a difference in their communities through a range of social action activities -- including community service projects, service-learning projects and social ventures. Like our Youth Venture teams, qualified applicants would be a team of one or...
Submitted on Mon, April 22, 2013
As a young entrepreneur, chances are everything is new and that’s both exciting and frightening. Things that long-established professionals take as par for the course can elude one just starting out because, hey, you haven’t made the requisite mistakes and experiments to learn some of the basics. To up your chances of starting off positive, scouring the internet will...
Submitted on Fri, April 19, 2013
I’ve always loved D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) projects, they give me a chance to create and I love making something from nothing. Increasingly it seems as if more and more people are becoming modern day MacGyvers /Phineas and Ferbs because they either don’t have the money right now to spend or because they’ve become more aware of their own ability to create solutions. When...
Submitted on Wed, April 17, 2013
GOOD is looking for five innovators from around the globe with creative and scalable projects that strengthen the social fabric of their communities. It doesn't have to be a massive project, but does need to already be operating within a community. The end goal is to create a collaborative international meeting place where ideas are shared across borders to make them...
Submitted on Wed, April 17, 2013
  PiggyBackr is a fundraising website that teaches youth how to raise money for their teams, schools, and projects online. Piggybackr makes it easy for teams to raise more from friends, family, and businesses, get motivated, and have fun. Join thousands of young people from elementary school to college who have raised hundreds of thousands on Piggybackr. For more...