National Newsletter Mid-October 2009
Youth Venture Updates Golden Opportunities
Best Buy Competition Atlanta Falcons Youth Fitness
Mark you calendars because this November Youth Contest
Venture will announce the details of a new
competition with BIG funding opportunities open to
youth-created and youth-led organizations with
leaders between the ages of 13 and 18. Be on the
lookout for more details! Ashoka's Changemakers and the
Atlanta Falcons need your help
getting kids grades K-12 active and
moving for 60 minutes each school
Youth Venture Radio day. Enter your creative idea to make
Taking the online radio waves by storm is Youth physical activity fun for everyone and
Venture Radio. Tune in to join the action. Email you could win $1000 plus have your
your song requests. innovation adopted in Georgia
Deadline: November 4, 2009
Hot Off the Blog Echoing Green 2010 Fellowship
Budget Ball: The New Extreme Sport
YV staff learned that budgeting could be fun while
Echoing Green is seeking fellows 18
playing this new sport.
and older with innovative ideas that
address some of the world's most
pressing problems. Selected fellows
receive up to $90,000 in seed funding,
leadership development training, and
organizational technical assistance.
Deadline: December 2, 2009
What's the Deal With College?
Do Something Awards
YV recently caught up with Melina to talk about
college, course loads and taking her Venture,
Spread the Dough, to the City of Brotherly Love.
Read More>> The Do Something Awards recognize
some of the most amazing young do-
gooders. Four winners will receive
$10,000 and one Grand Prize winner
will receive $100,000 towards their
organization or cause.
Taking on Climate Change Deadline: December 15, 2009
YV joins the blogosphere to raise awareness and
Explore YV's Blog
promote discussion about climate change during
for more opportunities.
Blog Action Day.
Meet an Ashoka Fellow Featured Video
Bart Weetjens Dream It Do It Challenge
Through his organization APOPO, Bart trains Giant
Pouched Rats to effectively detect explosives in
minute amounts, as well as tuberculosis.
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