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Youth Venture New England Newsletter February 2010
Donate Now Golden Opportunities
YSA Everyday Young Heroes: Youth Service America features
an Everyday Young Hero each week in the National Service
Briefing. YSA accepts applicants on a rolling basis.
Pepsi Refresh Project: Starting in February, Pepsi will give
away millions in grants each month to fund great ideas.
Download the submission tool kit today! Pepsi accepts
new ideas on an ongoing basis.
Bank of America Student Leaders: Bank of America wants to
In This Issue help high school juniors and seniors improve their
community. Students participate in an 8-week paid
YV Heads to Baltimore
internship and attend a week-long Summit in Washington,
Around New England... DC. Deadline is February 17, 2010.
Contact Us Get Ur Good On Grants: Youth Service America is offering
100 grants of up to $500 in support of youth-led service
Quick Links initiatives on Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25, 2010.
Deadline is February 22, 2010.
Ashoka The 84 2010 Film Short Contest: The 84's 4th annual Film
UW Greater Nashua Shorts Contest asks you to create film shorts to stand up to
UW North Central MA Big Tobacco. Winners receive cash prizes. Deadline is
UW Tri-County February 26, 2010.
UW MA Bay and
Merrimack Valley 2010 Caring Awards: The Caring Institute is accepting
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MySpace/YV nominations for role models who exemplify caring. All
4-H NH winners are honored at a ceremony and young adult winners
receive funds for college. Deadline is March 1, 2010.
Young Naturalist Awards: The American Museum of Natural
History recognizes student achievement for investigating
questions in biology, Earth science, ecology and astronomy.
The Young Naturalist Award is an inquiry-based competition
for student grade 7-12. Deadline is March 1, 2010.
Dell Social Innovation Competition: Share your solutions to
social problems. Finalists receive a trip to the final event at
the University of Texas in Austin, where the overall winner
receives $50,000. Deadline is March 1, 2010.
Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge: Open to
middle school students who desire to improve their
communities' environment. Deadline is March 10, 2010.
ING Unsung Heroes Competition: Are you an educator
whose school is short on funding but long on potential?
Receive $2,000 to fund your class project. Top winners
receive additional funding. Deadline is April 30, 2010.
For more opportunities visit the Youth Venture blog.
SESL College and High School Challenge 2010
Do you have a big idea to change your New Hampshire community? Join venturers from
the Merrimack Biodiesel Crew and register for the 2010 Social Entrepreneurial Student
Leadership (SESL) Challenge. Deadline for high school teams is February 2 and college
teams is February 4. Click here for more info.
Around New England...
Venturers Chloe and Alex from Climate Action Club are
launching a new project in 2010. Based in Newcastle, ME First
Here, Then Everywhere (FHTE) is an online platform for young
environmentalists to connect, share and collaborate. The project
already has participants from 8 different countries. FHTE is an
extension of Climate Action Club, launched in 2008. The new site
is set to launch later this year, check out their current site.
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Pictured: Alex and Chloe
Frustrated with the lack of free range poultry in Weare, NH, Sarah and Jane launched
the new Venture Two Spring Chicks. In collaboration with 4-H New Hampshire, the
Venture plans to educate the community on the importance of agriculture and provide
healthier organic food options to their community.
Melina and her Venture, Spread the Dough, were recently featured in
the Foster's Daily Democrat. The team launched in 2005 and recently
became a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Click here to read the full
Pictured: Melina from
Spread the Dough
United Way Partnership spreads to Maryland
The United Way of Central Maryland has been awarded a $30,000 grant from
SimpexGrinnell and Tyco to implement Youth Venture Programs in
Harford and Howard Counties next year. Based in Baltimore, it is
now the fifth United Way-Youth Venture partnership nationwide.
Click here for more info.
Youth Venture lends helping hand on MLK Day
On January 18, Youth Venture staff participated in two
community projects in honor of Dr. King's legacy of
service. In Providence, RI, Youth Venture joined over
400 City Year RI volunteers to paint murals and clean
up the campus of Roger Williams Middle School.
In New Hampshire, Youth Venture participated in a
statewide MLK Day Food Drive. In collaboration with
Volunteer NH, United Ways of NH and several local Pictured: YV Staff Serve in Providence, RI
organization, the drive collected over 3,000 pounds
of non-perishable items!
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- John F. Kennedy
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Venture a success. Let us help. Email us updates on your team's
events, fundraisers and awards. It's easy: send news and pics to
Matt Crandall email@example.com or Ethan Burton
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And as always, visit us on GenV.net
Youth Venture New England Staff
For questions or comments, please contact: 866.923.9863
Charlie Clement, Regional Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Alexander, Youth Venture Program Manager, email@example.com
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Sarah Lester, United Way Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Partnership
Robyn McLaughlin, United Way Tri-County Partnership Specialist,
Kumar Raj, United Way North Central Mass Program Coordinator,
Becca Korduner, United Way North Central Mass Partnership Specialist,
Alyssa Johnson, United Way Greater Nashua Partner Specialist,
YVNE Staff at YV Summit 2009
Not pictured: Becca Korduner
Did you know many Youth Venture staff are actually AmeriCorps*VISTAs?
Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to volunteer on a
specific project at a nonprofit or public agency. For more information visit
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