July 09 YV National Newsletter

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Youth Venture's National Newsletter provides monthly updates about Youth Venture Inc, funding and award opportunities and Youth Venture teams.

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July 09 YV National Newsletter

  1. 1. Youth Venture Newsletter July 2009 Dear Kristin, The 2009 Youth Venture Summit held June 26-29 in Boston, Massachusetts brought together over 130 Venturers, Allies and Community Leaders from 10 different countries. Over the course of the four-day Summit, participants had the opportunity to learn from fellow Venturers in workshops, collaborate with others during open-space meetings, develop lasting friendships and memories and continue to build a global network of changemakers. For more detailed information about everything that happened at the YV Summit, check out Youth Venture's Blog. Do you have any photos, videos, or stories to share from this year's Summit? Send us an email and we will share with the YV Community. What's New This Month Golden Opportunities :: YV National Updates Check out these grants, programs and scholarships :: Featured Venturers World Youth Movement for Democracy Essay Contest :: Golden Opportunities Youth ages 18 to 30 are invited to submit their essays :: Best Buy Change Exchange on democracy. The Global Essay Contest will choose 15 winners, 3 from each region, to participate in the :: Meet an Ashoka Fellow upcoming 6th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in Jakarta, Indonesia during April 2010. Deadline: September 15, 2009 YV National Updates Best Buy Recycling Grant Program What's new around the US Best Buy offers grants to help increase the recycling opportunities of electronics in communities across the The 2009 YV Summit was recently held in Boston, MA on country. Non-profit organizations, cities, counties and the campuses of MIT, Harvard and Boston University public-private partnerships are eligible to apply for during June 26-29! grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 per event. Deadline: Ongoing L'Oreal Women of Worth Award The Award recognizes females 18 years and older who have shown leadership and innovation through ongoing volunteer activities. This year 10 Honorees will be chosen and each honoree will receive a $5,000 donation to a charitable organization of her choice, a $5,000 donation in her name to The Ovarian Cancer
  2. 2. Research Fund and an all expenses paid trip to q Look at photos from the Summit. New York City to be formally recognized. q Read testimonials from Summit participants. Deadline: July 13, 2009. q Learn from some of the workshops. q Watch the videos shown at the Summit. Want more info about scholarships, programs, and grants? More are listed on q Chat with Summit participants on July 14. GenV.net. Check out these links: Opportunities for Venturers and Grants and : q Join the Summit Facebook group. Scholarship Opportunities for Venturers. Act fast, deadlines are approaching! Visit GenV.net to find out about other exciting programs that Youth Venture is sponsoring! Including volunteers in your Venture is a great way to get extra help when there is a Recruit lot of work. It is also a good way to get the word out about your Venture. Check out Featured Ventures Volunteers GenV for tips on how to recruit volunteers and how to keep them coming back once Spotlighting... they are a part of your Venture. Pachamama Wins the Excellence Award in the For additional helpful tools like Networking, Sustainability and more, go to 2009 Staples Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Grow It on GenV.net. Competition Best Buy Change Exchange Join the Change Exchange and Help YV Earn Up to $250,000! If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you can help YV earn up to $250,000 to launch new Ventures, build community and expand the global movement of young changemakers by joining Best Buy's @15 Change Exchange. How much money YV gets depends on the As the global Excellence Award winner of the competition percentage of points YOU allocate to YV! Pachamama will receive a grand prize worth $5,000 to help run their Venture. Under the leadership of Juan Register now and start earning points. Carlos and Mary Cruz, Pachamama educates low-income families throughout Tepeolulco, Mexico about optimizing Starting July 15th to July 31st you can resources to produce organic crops in an environmentally allocate your points to Youth Venture! friendly manner. Watch this video to learn more about the 5 finalist teams Back to Top in the 2009 Staples Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition. Learn about more changemakers and Venture Teams just like you. Follow YV: Facebook MySpace Shout Out Twitter YouTube Check Out the 2009 Youth Venture Blogger Flickr Ambassadors! "Character cannot be developed in ease and Helen quiet. Only through experience of trial and Keller suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success Youth Venture Ambassadors are outstanding YVers that achieved." represent a variety of backgrounds and have a strong
  3. 3. interest in helping grow and strengthen the network of young Changemakers. Together with YV, they inspire, support and help other youth to create positive social change. Share your Venture with others. Email YV for consideration in future newsletter issues. Back to Top Meet an Ashoka Fellow Highlighting Social Entrepreneurs Those who attended the 2009 Youth Venture Summit may recognize this social entrepreneur! Anil Chitrakar As the founder of Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA) in Nepal, Anil developed a series of environmental camps to mobilize Nepal's youth to fundamentally change the way the Nepalese interact with their surrounding environment. Anil also campaigned for seven years to successfully change Nepal's investment strategy in hydropower as a member of the Alliance for Energy. Back to Top

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