Youth Venture Newsletter August 2009
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
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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
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
Deadline: November 2, 2009
Visit GenV.net to find out about other exciting programs
Want more info about scholarships, programs, and grants? More are listed on
that Youth Venture is sponsoring!
GenV.net. Check out these links: Opportunities for Venturers and Grants and
Scholarship Opportunities for Venturers.
Climate Action Club
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.
Watch this video to learn about writing an effective mission
For additional helpful tools like Networking, Sustainability and more, go to
Grow It on GenV.net.
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.
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
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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
"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."
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.
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