August 09 YV National Newsletter


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August 09 YV National Newsletter

  1. 1. Youth Venture Newsletter August 2009 Dear Daniel, Summer may be winding down, but Youth Venture is heating up. There are lots of exciting updates to share, including the results of the Best Buy Change Exchange, the winners of the Rugby Match Grants and upcoming local Youth Venture events. Do you love getting updates on Youth Venture and opportunities each month? Don't wait for the next Newsletter, check out Youth Venture's Blog for daily updates on all things Youth Venture. Want to have your Venture featured in the National Newsletter or on Youth Ventures Blog? Send us an email with updates to share with the YV Community. What's New This Month Golden Opportunities :: YV National Updates Check out these grants, programs and scholarships :: Featured Venturers Digital Open Contest :: Golden Opportunities Open to youth ages 17 and under who are :: In Your Neck of the Woods working on free and open technology projects. A panel of judges will select a :: Meet an Ashoka Fellow winning project from each of the 8 categories. Winning projects will receive a prize package full of technology products. Deadline: August 15, 2009 YV National Updates What's new around the US Youth Service Institute The YSI Conference will be held in Washington, DC Best Buy Change Exchange on October 7th-9th. It will gather those interested in the youth service movement for training, networking and capacity building to develop effective programs and increase the number of community minded youth. Registration Deadline: September 9, 2009. Thanks to everyone who spread the word and allocated Prudential Spirit of Community Award points to Youth Venture in the Best Buy Change Exchange! The Award recognizes youth in grades 5-12 for Because of YOU, Youth Venture received 569,728 points or outstanding service to others at the local, state 45% of $250,000. That means $120,268 to support new and national level. Students are eligible to Venture teams, provide fellowship opportunities and grow receive various prizes if they are chosen as a our support of a truly global movement of young Local Honoree, State Honoree or National changemakers. Honoree. Deadline: November 2, 2009
  2. 2. Visit to find out about other exciting programs Want more info about scholarships, programs, and grants? More are listed on that Youth Venture is sponsoring! Check out these links: Opportunities for Venturers and Grants and : Scholarship Opportunities for Venturers. Featured Ventures Spotlighting... Climate Action Club Defining When Chloe Maxmin started Climate Action Club in 2007 to advocate for environmental sustainability at her small Your high school in Maine, she had no idea that she was creating an environmental movement across the nation. Vision Watch this video to learn about writing an effective mission statement. For additional helpful tools like Networking, Sustainability and more, go to Grow It on Chloe created the social network First Here, Then In Your Neck of the Woods What YV and Venture Teams are doing in your region. Everywhere to unite young environmentalists to share their ideas and empower others to save the environment. Concord, New Hampshire Youth Venture presents Dinner on the Lawn. Join YV on August 21st from Join the discussion! 5:00 to 8:00pm at the New Hampshire State House lawn for an evening of local food, games and live music by the Brooks Young Band. Don't miss Learn about more changemakers and Venture Teams just like you. this chance to mingle with New Hampshire's young changemakers and socially responsible businesses. Washington, DC Join YV team Minga for a workshop at Youth Venture's office on August 3rd from 4:00-6:00pm. Minga aims to raise awareness about the child sex Shout Out trade and this summer the team is on a road trip to promote their new Let's Get Real campaign. Congratulations to the Winners of the Match Rugby Grants Back to Top Follow YV: Facebook MySpace Twitter YouTube Blogger Flickr Throughout the month of June, 30 Youth Venture teams competed for 15 Match Rugby Grants of $1,000 each. Nearly 10,000 votes were cast to determine the 15 winning teams. Check out the winners of the Match Rugby Grants! "Twenty years from now you will be more Share your Venture with others. Email YV for consideration in disappointed by the things you didn't do than by future newsletter issues. Mark the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade Back to Top Twain winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
  3. 3. Youth Venture Global Highlighting Young Changemakers from Around the World Youth Venture India Holds 2nd Annual Celebration On June 21st, Youth Venture India celebrated 21 young Venturers at the Second Anuual Youth Venture Celebration. The primary purpose of the event was to recognize and showcase the stories of change that Venturers have created throughout Mumbai. Nearly 500 people from across Mumbai attended the event including: Ashoka Fellows, ASN members, donors, panelists, media, parents and friends. Back to Top