Need funding to expand your impact?
15 finalists will compete online for
FIVE $5,000 grants and FIVE $1,500 grants
to change their communities!
Need help telling your story and building a
Finalists will be equipped with digital
camcorders and provided coaching in
grassroots marketing, social media,
and public relations.
Green Teens is using their grant award
to create a composting cafeteria
at their high school
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Download Submit your Finalist Grassroots Online Winners
the proposal by Selection by marketing competition announced by
Application Jan. 15th Feb. 16th training begins Mar. 15th Apr. 9th
• You are between the ages of 13-18 and are a
resident of the United States or Puerto Rico.
• Your Venture is beyond the launch stage.
• Your Venture has proven impact or benefit to
• Your Venture is youth-created and youth-led.
• Your Venture is ongoing and sustainable (not a
• Your Venture has clear, attainable goals. Click box to download application!
• Your Venture has some sources of funding
already available or planned. About Ashoka’s Youth Venture
• You are a part of a Team of at least two Youth Venture is a global movement of young
members that is trustworthy and committed to changemakers. Youth Venture inspires and
ethical standards. invests in teams of young people as they start
their own sustainable social ventures,
connecting them into a powerful global network.
If your organization was not originally launched Collectively, these young changemakers are
through Youth Venture, but it meets all other redefining the youth years as a time of initiative
established criteria, it may be eligible for the and positive change. For moreinformation,
competition and your team should complete please visit www.GenV.net.
and submit the Challenge application. Youth
Venture will review all applications received by
teams not formally launched through Youth About @15
Venture prior to selecting the finalists for the Best Buy believes in the power of teens, and @15 is a
Challenge. These applicants will need to platform to connect with them, give voice to their
participate in an interview with Youth Venture perspectives, and invest our resources -
in order to share their Venture’s story and be including the energy and talents of our
formally inducted into the Youth Venture employees to turn their ideas into action and
community to be qualified for selection as support their efforts to lead social change. For
finalists. more information, please visit www.at1.5com